Ruth Ann Ellis of Pocahontas has been appointed by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to a seven-year term on the Board of Trustees at Black River Technical College. She and husband, Danny, together have three children and two grandchildren. They have been long time farmers in both Lawrence County and Randolph County.
“I am very honored to accept this appointment, and I’m looking forward to serving with the other members of the Board of Trustees,” Ellis said. “I have great respect for Black River Technical College and have enjoyed serving on the Foundation Board for several years. BRTC is such a tremendous asset to Randolph County and the surrounding Counties”
Ellis is the daughter of the late Cris and Lucille Reithemeyer of Lawrence County. She is a graduate of Hoxie High School and holds a Certificate of Banking from Arkansas State University. She worked in banking for ten years before becoming partner and manager of Twin City Truck Broker and Rice Marketing. She has also owned and managed two gift shops, worked as manager of Precision Ag, and is presently employed by Arkansas State Plant Board. She is a past board member of the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, a member of Beta Sigma Phi, incoming President of Xi Gamma Pi, and a graduating member of Class 14 of LeadAR, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service.
“As Chair of the BRTC Foundation Board, Ruth Ann Ellis led us through a record breaking year of fundraising for our students,” noted BRTC President Dr. Wayne Hatcher. “She is a proven problem solver, and her skills and expertise will add to an already strong Board.”