Arkansas Arts Center welcomes new development staff

Leighanne Alford

The Arkansas Arts Center announces the addition of Leighanne Alford and Angela Stroud to the Development team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Leighanne and Angela to the Arkansas Arts Center team,” said Kelly Fleming, director of development. “Both Leighanne and Angela have extensive professional experience in fundraising and building relationships for a variety of organizations.”

Leighanne Alford joins the Arts Center as Donor Stewardship and Volunteer Coordinator. Alford has 11 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and development, having worked with area organizations Garvan Woodland Gardens, Arkansas Foodbank, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Arkansas, and the Arkansas Repertory Theatre.

Angela Stroud

Alford was born and raised in Benton, Ark. and attended Hendrix College, where she graduated with a degree in Psychology. 

Angela Stroud joins the Arts Center as Development Officer, bringing with her more than 16 years of fundraising and relationship building experience. Prior to joining the Arkansas Arts Center, she was a Business Development Officer for Centennial Bank. Stroud is the secretary for Little Rock Mid-Town Rotary, a sustaining member of the North Little Rock Junior League, Treasurer for Sylvan Hills High School Alumni Board, and an Ambassador for the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

An Arkansas native, Stroud is a graduate of Sylvan Hills High School and John Brown University.

“The entire Arts Center staff looks forward working to with Angela and Leighanne as they continue to build the strong foundation that will launch the Arts Center into a bright future,” Fleming said.