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Member Spotlight

Logan Molock, IOM

Director of Programs

Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce

Logan Molock is the Director of Programs at the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce. Logan is responsible for implementing the Program of Work, communicating with members, volunteers, and committees as well as developing new programs. She also plays an integral part in executing the Wings Over the Prairie Festival and World’s Championship Duck Calling Contest each November.

  1. What do you love most about Arkansas? There are so many things I love about Arkansas! I love living on a farm in the southeast part of the state and working in my hometown of Stuttgart. I spend lots of time at Oaklawn Park during the horse races and every moment I can on Greers Ferry Lake in the summer months
  2. Very few people know that I… am extremely OCD. I need everything to have a place!
  3. If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be? I often wish I was artistic. It amazes me when people have that natural ability.
  4. Who was a mentor to you early in your career and what did you learn from them? Sheila Farley gave me my first job out of college when I was with the District Court in Little Rock. She taught me so much about communication and problem-solving. Mrs. Sheila didn’t believe in bad days and was such a light when I was starting out in the real world.
  5. My first job was: Aside from babysitting and teaching swimming lessons, my first real jobs were at Merle Norman Cosmetics and answering phones and filing at my dad’s law firm.
  6. The greatest risk I ever took was…? Leaving a job in Little Rock that I loved. A marketing opportunity opened in my hometown of Stuttgart which eventually led me to the Chamber. I’m thankful I took the risk. I truly believe this is where I am meant to be.
  7. Thinking about your community, what is the one thing you are most proud of? Stuttgart shows up and shows out! I can always count on this community for support. I'm also proud that we are so well known around the country. If you don’t duck hunt, you probably know someone who has been here for just that!
  8. How long have you been in the chamber/economic development profession? What do you like most about your job? I started at the Chamber in January of 2016. One of my favorite things about my job is the people. I work with some amazing women, and we deal with all walks of life daily. It’s never boring around here.
  9. What is the best career advice you would give someone in the chamber/economic development profession? Things don’t happen overnight…Give yourself some grace and reach out for guidance.

Robin Mizell, APR

Community Affairs Manager, Arkansas

Black Hills Energy

Robin Mizell, APR, is community affairs manager at Black Hills Energy, where she supports 100 communities in the Arkansas natural gas service territory. From leading community partnerships through nonprofit organizations and chambers of commerce to supporting cities and customers with safety, energy efficiency, damage prevention education, construction project and other communication, she has the opportunity to collaborate with 450 Arkansas Black Hills Energy team members and many others in the company, as well as countless community leaders. Mizell has 25 years of public relations, project management and development experience in the nonprofit, higher education, and public service sectors.

  1. What do you love most about Arkansas? Its genuine, friendly, hard-working people.
  2. Very few people know that… To support families who rely on free meals during the school year, I approached KTHV with a little idea for a summer cereal drive that has continued to grow each year for more than 20 years.
  3. If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be? Understudy to Arkansan Jenee Fleenor – FIDDLE.
  4. What song describes your life right now? “Grateful” – Elevation Worship
  5. Who was a mentor to you early in your career and what did you learn from them? Jessica Szenher, APR, and Judy Williams – Picking one without the other is like picking a parent. They were the first to take a chance on me. I observed how to plan strategies, form strong partnerships, write well, get results and bring others along.
  6. My first job was: Followed by junior high and high school gigs cleaning a church, babysitting and waiting tables – the best place to learn to juggle and customer service – and as a reporter in college, my first job was at Stone Ward, a public relations and advertising agency – excellent experience.
  7. The greatest risk I ever took was…? I am not so much of a risk taker, but Mark and I had three weeks to make a decision to move from Little Rock, where we had family, friends and a church, among other roots, sell our house, find a place to live, transition our jobs and make a fresh start in NWA. No looking back – our lives are forever changed for the better.
  8. Thinking about your community, what is the one thing you are most proud of? NWA region has been more successful because of collaboration. When you don’t care about who gets the credit, positive results happen. I have witnessed strong collaboration from the law enforcement community to business and industry to arts and culture.
  9. How long have you been in the chamber/economic development profession? What do you like most about your job? Beginning with young professional committees through the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce to promoting scholarships, degrees and workforce training to most recently serving as a liaison to the attorney general, I have been supporting chambers and economic development in Arkansas throughout my career. I am happy to now apply my experiences to support Black Hills customers and communities. I have much gratitude to be able to coordinate volunteer and financial support for nonprofit organizations making a difference for Arkansas families.
  10. What is the best career advice you would give someone in the chamber/economic development profession? Have face-to-face visits with your business partners to listen to challenges and ideas. Evaluate how can we collaborate in new, creative ways to form stronger partnerships.