Leadership / Officers
Hi! My name is Alexis Perez. I am currently serving as the President of the Arkansas Supply Chain Association. This is a student led organization that hosts monthly meetings, coffee chats with industry partners, networking events, helps students’ network, and so much more.
I am majoring in Supply Chain Management and minoring in Information Systems. I choose to study supply chain for many reasons and one of those reasons being an influential professor during my sophomore year, Dr. Donnie Williams. Supply chain is an important piece to any business, ever changing, and diverse. It is exactly where I want to start my career and how I can do my part to help consumers.
I am from Rogers, Arkansas and have completed two internships. My first internship was with Fishin’ Co as a Logistics intern and my second with Kellogg Company as a Sales intern. Both jobs provided me with skills and experiences I will take with me for years to come.
During my free time you can normally find me with a book in hand, spending time with friends and family, or outdoors. My passions are helping others, learning new things, health and fitness, and personal growth. Some future goals of mine include working for a fortune 500 company after graduating in Spring 2021, obtain my master’s degree, have a successful supply chain career, and continue to always learn something new.
Chief Operations Officer
My name is Spencer Ligon and I am the upcoming Chief Operating Officer for Arkansas Supply Chain Association. My major is Supply Chain Management with minors in Economics and Mandarin Chinese. I was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas and attended Little Rock Christian Academy. One of my favorite classes has been Japanese Economics with Dr. Stapp, as the class took a topic I am already interested in and taught a completely different worldview than I have ever learned. Some of my recent accomplishments include being a member of the Arkansas Trucking Association 40 Under 40 Council for the 2020-2021 year, a future member of the International Business Seminar in Japan, as well as being on the Chancellor’s List at the University of Arkansas for all semesters that I have attended University of Arkansas. I currently have an internship with J.B Hunt as an Intermodal Appointment Intern, and I will have this role throughout the fall semester.
A few of my hobbies include traveling to new places and drawing in my spare time. I am very passionate about geography and learning about current world affairs. My interest in world business has shaped my future goals for my career, as I desire to have a job that includes an international aspect to my business role. This is why I chose Supply Chain as a major, since I enjoy the varying business connections that I can make throughout my college years.
Vice President of Administration
Marlee is originally from Amarillo, Texas then moved to Springdale, Arkansas where she is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas’s Sam M. Walton College of Business. She is a Senior majoring in Supply Chain Management and minoring in Business Analytics. Marlee discovered her passion for the field of Supply Chain when she took the Sourcing: Procurement and Supply Chain Management course and learned of the impact that she could make through her work by creating more sustainable supply chains. With a strong interest for working in the Supply Chain industry, she is very excited to see where the future of this field will go and how it plans to grow with the rising interest amongst those in the business world.
On campus, Marlee’s involvements include being part of the Diversity and Inclusion Student Council and the Arkansas Supply Chain Association. She is also a founding member of the non-profit organization, Lotus Rising Theatre, which exists to artistically support the narratives of Southeast Asians and Southeast Asian Americans, particularly those affected by the diaspora and reside in Northwest Arkansas. Outside of school and work, you can find her spending time with friends and family, trying new foods and restaurants, adventuring in nature, and enjoying the local Farmer’s Market on Saturdays!
Vice President of Finance
My name is Lane Witt, I am from Monett, Missouri and I will be the VP of Finance for the upcoming school year. I am a supply chain management major going into my junior year. This past summer and now into the fall, I have been working with Cotiviti as a recovery audit intern. In this position, I analyze Walmart and Sam’s Club retail data to ensure payment accuracy and have progressed to the point of researching and writing my own claims. Getting the opportunity to dig deep into this data every day has opened my eyes to the complexities and broad scope of the retail industry. As a student, I have maintained a 4.0 GPA through my first two years, while also helping my fraternity save and recover about $13,000 in billing waste during my time as treasurer. One of my biggest passions is blockchain, something I have been curious about since high school. It has been exciting to watch new business applications outside of cryptocurrency expand over the past few years, especially in the supply chain industry.
Most weekends you can find me out on the golf course. I love making the trip to Bella Vista to play the great courses they have there. Some of my favorite classes have been Business Law with John Norwood, Personal Finance with Chris Haas, and my Intro to Supply Chain class with Dr. Williams. This class showed me all that a high-functioning supply chain can do for a business and its customers, how to effectively problem solve using critical thinking techniques, and it was a great influence in my decision to pursue a supply chain management degree.
Vice President of Honors Society
Hi, my name is Ruben Chung and I am the VP of the Supply Chain Honors Society! I am a senior majoring in Supply Chain Management with a minor in Information Systems. My hometown is Panama, but Fayetteville is so nice that has become my second home. I have been an officer of ASCA since Spring 2018, so feel free to reach me out if you have any questions. Currently, I am doing my Co-op at SupplyPike as a Sales Development Intern. My hobbies range from cooking, baking, hiking, and weightlifting, so if you fall in those categories hit me up! My favorite class is Transportation & Distribution and I’m very passionate about transportation a reason why I chose Supply Chain as my major. My future goal is to improve the transportation logistics in my country!
Vice President of Public Relations
Brady Disher is a University of Arkansas Supply Chain Management major with a minor in Business Analytics from Trophy Club, TX. He serves as the VP of Public Relations for the Arkansas Supply Chain Association. Brady also serves as a Long-Haul Operations Intern with Tyson Foods, Inc and in his free time, enjoys grilling, playing golf and exercising. One of his favorite classes was Intro to Marketing with Dub Ashton, Brady noted that Dub Ashton cared a lot about his students and was always trying to bring out the best in them, academically and professionally. His future goals include holding a leadership position with an organization associated with the supply chain, allowing him to support others and continuously develop as a leader.
Vice President of Student Relations
Nicole is a sophomore majoring in Supply Chain Management and minoring in Food Science. She hopes to find a career that intertwines both supply chain and food science. She chose supply chain because it is ever changing, and she is interested in the inner workings of procurement especially as it relates to food. Some of her favorite classes include Business Law and Comparative Politics. She is originally from Houston, Texas but moved to Bentonville, Arkansas during high school. Nicole is a mentor for the VAC’s Dream BIG program which is a mentoring program for middle school girls. She is also a member of WISE and Leadership Walton. Nicole is a certified trainer at Raising Canes. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her many pets.
Donnie Williams, Ph.D. in an Assistant Clinical Professor of Supply Chain Management and the Executive Director of the Supply Chain Management Research Center in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Williams has a BBA in Finance, an MBA and. Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, all from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. Donnie has a passion to build a bridge between the logistics/supply chain industry and academia, seeking to build relationships that will benefit students, practitioners and faculty in a collaborative environment. Donnie’s current research interests include understanding and overcoming barriers to innovation in the logistics industry, strategic human resource management through talent and workforce management, leadership in the logistics/supply chain environment and alignment between strategic goals and operational performance. Dr. Williams is also part of a team of researchers that provides the annual DC Measures Benchmarking study for the Warehouse Educators Research Council (WERC). Dr. Williams’ professional experience includes warehouse operations, project management and leadership training. His work has been published in various academic and practitioner journals, including Transportation Journal, Marketing Theory and Practice, Transportation Management Journal, Supply Chain Management Review and Supply Chain Quarterly.