Brian Kirksey - President
Brian Kirksey was elected to the Board of Directors in 2001 and currently serves as President. He serves as a delegate on the Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Board of Directors. Brian has completed all National Rural Electric Cooperative Association courses, making him a fully certified and credentialed director. He has also completed the NRECA Board Leadership Program. Brian is the owner of Spring Creek Nursery in Alpine, a wholesale ornamental operation, opened in 1985. He raises Brangus cattle, pine timber, and rye grass on their family farm. Brian is also manager/operator of the Alpine Water Association. Brian received a BSE from Henderson State University with a major in marketing. He is active in his community, having served on the Clark County Conservation District until 2012, and currently serving as President of the Amity Alumni Scholarship Board. Brian also serves on the Caddo River Consortium Board, a non-profit organization that oversees farming and timber operations for the Centerpoint FFA Farm. He serves on the Farm Credit Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Clark County Cattlemen's Association, Clark County Farm Bureau, and the Arkansas Water Managers Association. He and his family have been involved with the Centerpoint Livestock Show Team at the Clark County Fair for many years. He and wife Nan are parents of daughter Kathryn (husband, Sloan Speights) and son John Brian. The Kirksey family lives in the Alpine-Fendley community and attends the United Methodist Church of Amity, where Brian teaches junior and senior high Sunday school. In 2007, the Kirksey family was named the Clark County Farm Family and the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. In 2008, Brian was named the Southeastern Farmer of the Year in Moultrie, Georgia and was chosen to represent the Southeastern Farmer of the Year program, serving a 3-year term as a national judge for a 10-state region.