Melissa Bradley and Vicki Saviers have been elected to The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation Board of Directors, the foundation announced in a press release on Thursday. Both Bradley and Saviers will serve for three-year terms beginning January 2022.
The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation is a nonprofit organization that pursues economic, educational, social, ethnic and racial equity for Arkansans.
“As WRF continues to relentlessly pursue equity in Arkansas, we look forward to the leadership and expertise that Melissa and Vicki will provide,” said Sherece Y. West Scantlebury, president and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.
Melissa Bradley is Assistant Vice President at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Little Rock and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Vicki Saviers founded the Public Education Foundation of Little Rock and was its first executive director prior to serving as a member of the Arkansas State Board of Education.
The Board also reappointed two board members for second terms and elected officers for 2022. Terry Mazany of the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta and Sharon Toomer, a member of New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ transition team, will each serve a second term. Dr. Chris Cardona of the Ford Foundation was elected Board Chairman; Dr. Charlotte Parham of the University of Central Arkansas will serve as Vice Chairman; and Cedric Williams, Mayor of Forrest City, will serve as Secretary.
Chris Vincent and Mike Malone completed their Board terms in December 2021.