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WLJ Represented in 2011 LeadAR Program


Gaye Dallas Odom of WLJ is one of 24 men and women representing 17 Arkansas counties in LeadAR, a leadership development program sponsored by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service.

Odom attended a three-day seminar in Northwest Arkansas in April, focusing on major issues facing the state, including agriculture, education, the environment, the criminal justice system, and legislative issues. The program will also include a national and an international study tour and a community service project.

LeadAR began in 1984 with a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The program is now funded by the Extension Service, private foundations, companies, individuals and organizations in Arkansas. Participants are selected from a field of qualified candidates based on their applications and personal interviews. Selection criteria included proven leadership potential and work in the community.
More than 400 adults have graduated from the program since its inception.

Odom is the Director of Accounting for WLJ. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Central Arkansas. She is active in the American Society of Women Accountants, having served as president twice and as the scholarship chair for the last 25 years.  She is also a member of the Arkansas Society of CPA’s. 

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