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Tonya Villines

Tonya Villines – President & CEOLeadership


Tonya Villines is a lifelong native of Arkansas that has devoted half of her life in the non-profit sector advocating for youth development. Villines is the President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Arkansas and the best part of her job is getting to see transformation happening in our young people and her community. Villines is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Tonya is a Certified Leadership Coach with the John Maxwell Team. She is a graduate of "Leadership Saline County Class XI" and Leadership Arkansas Class XIV". Arkansas Money & Politics named Tonya as their "2019 Arkansas Power Women" and AY Media Group named her as their "2020 Intriguing Women". Tonya and her husband, Chris, have been married for 28 years and are blessed with a son, Trevor and a daughter, Ali Grace. Tonya and her family enjoys spending time traveling, boating on Lake Ouachita, and cheering on the Razorbacks.

Favorite Quote –"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" – Winston Churchill


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