Governor Mike Beebe recently announced the reappointment of Ouida Wright of Conway, to the Arkansas Public Employee Retirement System Board of Trustees.

Wright has served continuously as a trustee since 1987 when she was appointed by then-Governor Bill Clinton.  She has been reappointed by each subsequent Governor.  Her current term will expire in March 2017.

The Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System was created in 1957. The System originally provided only for the retirement of state employees but through the years has added county and municipal employees, college and university employees, non-teaching public school employees, and other non-state employees.  

The nine-member board includes the State Treasurer, State Auditor, Department of Finance and Administration Director, a trustee representing county, municipal and school employees and three trustees representing state employees.

Wright represents state employees, having completed a lengthy career on the staff of the Conway Human Development Center.  She is semi-retired, but continues to provide professional consultation to agencies serving people with developmental disabilities.  


Conway Corp.’s media production department received five MIDI Awards at the 2011 Mid-America Cable Show held last week in Branson, Mo. 

The "Bigger Part of Your Life" commercial series, featuring the "Gimme 5" characters, received first place in the marketing and promotion category. Ad Sales and Local Programming Manager Linda Johnson and Kinetic Canvas were recognized as producers.

Conway Corp.’s coverage of Conway High Prom received second place in the community programming single show category. Production Coordinator Ryan Tucker led production of the show featuring highlights and fashions from the 2011 prom. 

Conway Corp. local programming swept the community programming series category winning first, second and third place. Common Ground, featuring host David Keith, received third place along with Tucker. Kids Club, hosted by Kelsie Craig, received second place, and Living Local, hosted by Heather Kendrick, received first. Production Coordinator Wayne Bailey was also recognized for producing both shows. 

The Mid-America Cable Show includes cable telecommunications system operators in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Iowa, Arkansas and Texas. Conway Corporation was competing with systems of 10,000-25,000 cable subscribers. To learn more about Conway Corporation’s community programming, visit