The new members are John Dominick, a director and senior treasury officer at Bank of America; Chrissy Jennings, who has worked for charitable nonprofits for many years; and Tonya Middleton, a senior manager at Entergy Services, LLC.
George Burks, vice president of group markets at Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is the 2023 Foundation Fund Board chair. Burks earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in management at UA Little Rock.
The board meets four times a year to oversee UA Little Rock Foundation Fund activities. Members communicate the foundation’s mission and serve as UA Little Rock ambassadors in the community, state, and region. The board also supports the mission and goals of the university as they relate to public higher education and UA Little Rock’s need for private and public support.
More information about the new members:
John Dominick is a director and senior treasury officer in the Global Commercial Banking group at Bank of America. Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dominick received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and banking from the University of Arkansas.
He is a member of the Association for Financial Professionals and serves on the board of directors of Christopher Homes of Arkansas, Inc. Christopher Homes is a nonprofit human services organization that provides comfortable and affordable housing for low-income elderly people in Arkansas. Dominick has also served on the board of directors of the UA Little Rock Foundation.
Chrissy Jennings has worked for charitable nonprofits for 20 years and has served in various leadership positions. Jennings has spent most of her career helping children and teens with a focus on mental health, mentorship, and advancing education. She earned her Master of Business Administration at UA Little Rock and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hendrix College.
Jennings is a member of Leadership Arkansas Class 16 and Leadership Greater Little Rock Class 26. She served as chair of the Education Initiative Committee of the LGLR Alumni Board and currently serves on the board of the Little Rock Diamond Foundation and on the city of Little Rock’s Commission for Children, Youth, and Families.
Tonya Middleton, a native of Little Rock, is the senior manager of work management governance and EAM administration at Entergy Services. With more than 20 years in the utility industry, she has served in various capacities across distribution operations. Middleton graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management information systems. She obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. Middleton is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and is the Little Rock Alumnae Chapter president. She also serves as a trustee at her church, Eighth Street Missionary Baptist Church.