Arkansas Money & Politics Publisher Heather Baker has been chosen to serve as the honorary chairperson for Junior Achievement of Arkansas’ Legacy Luncheon.
Baker is the publisher of AY Media Group, which also publishes AY About You Magazine, Mental Health Guide of Arkansas and other specialty magazines. She was named the 2019 Woman of the Year by Women’s Own Worth.
Before joining AY Media Group, she created Arkansas AutoBuyer and developed multiple Arkansas Times publications, including Arkansas Wild and Savvy Kids. She also created the publication Drive Arkansas.
Junior Achievement will be honoring Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, AT&T Arkansas President Ronnie Dedman, Little Rock School Superintendent Michael Poore and Bank of America during the luncheon.
Both Rutledge and Dedman will receive the Legacy Award, while Poore will receive the Educator Award. Established in 2008, the Legacy Award is given to individuals who work to support academic excellence in Arkansas.
Bank of America will receive the Nelson Summit Award, which is given to a company that has “shown a deep commitment to educating Arkansas’ youth,” according to the JA website.
The Legacy Award Business Luncheon will be held Thursday, May 28, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel Ballroom in North Little Rock.
Individual tickets to the event are $250. Tables, which sit eight individuals are $1,750.