Leeds to Speak on Financial Inclusion at Event with President and Secretary Clinton

Stacy Leeds, U of A vice chancellor for economic development.
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Stacy Leeds, U of A vice chancellor for economic development.

University of Arkansas vice chancellor Stacy Leeds will speak on a panel moderated by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock on Wednesday, Nov. 20. President Bill Clinton will open the event with Secretary Clinton and Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp.

The conference, Economic Inclusion And Growth: The Way Forward, will be live streamed beginning at 9:15 a.m. at live.clintonfoundation.org.

Leeds, vice chancellor for economic development and professor and dean emeritus of law, will participate in the panel discussion, “Financial Inclusion and Supporting Underserved Communities,” at 1 p.m. Other panelists include:

  • Mayor Stephen Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, S.C., and immediate past president, U.S. Conference of Mayors
  • Mike Espy, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and current chairman, Board of Hope Enterprise Corporation
  • Luz Urrutia, CEO, Opportunity Fund
  • Sherece West-Scantlebury, president and CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.

Due to overwhelming interest in this event, the Clinton Presidential Center is at capacity and will be unable to issue new credentials onsite. All guests must be pre-registered for the conference.


Andy Albertson, director of communications
Office of Economic Development
479-575-5606, aalbert@uark.edu


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