The annul Monticello-Drew County Chamber of Commerce and Monticello Economic Development Commission Awards Banquet will be held on February 26 at the University Center on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. The banquet will begin at 6 p.m.
Dr. Robert Steele, Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s senior vice president and chief strategy officer, will be the keynote speaker.
Dr. Steele, a pediatrician, joined Arkansas Children’s Hospital in June 2014 as the senior vice president/chief strategy officer. He serves as the primary senior leader responsible for business development, market positioning, external relations, and catalyst for unified strategic planning. He is responsible for coordinating development of and implementing the long-range and annual strategic planning process, service line and business planning and implementation, physician/medical staff planning, community needs assessment, and new business development and outreach. Steele also serves as the president of Arkansas Children’s Medical Group. His clinical expertise, coupled with his experience in managed care contracting and ACO development, is currently being utilized to head the formation and operations of a statewide pediatric clinically integrated network in Arkansas.
Cast members from the highly anticipated Aladdin, Jr. Musical will be performing at the banquet to give local residents a preview of the upcoming production.
Banquet ticket prices are $25 each or a reserved table seating eight for $250. Call the Chamber of Commerce at (870)367-6741 by Wednesday, February 21, to purchase tickets.