Lynnette Watts – Executive Director, Women’s Foundation of Arkansas (WFA)
Lynnette Watts is the executive director of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas (WFA), a post she has held since 2009. In addition to her duties at the WFA, Watts has signed on as a board member for the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame (HOF), which will be a mobile, interactive exhibit that tells the incredible stories of Arkansas women who have made a significant impact in the state and nation.
Watts earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and certificates from the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and several other organizations. She is a certified volunteer manager. Watts has also served as the director of philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy and as the campaign gifts manager for Heifer International. She “found her voice” when elected mayor of the U.S. Army Community Housing, Gouverneur, New York.
Watts serves on the public facilities board for Heifer International and is a founding member of the Arkansas Boathouse Club. She has also lent her talents to Christopher Homes; Catherine’s House; served as cross country and track coach for Mount St. Mary Academy; and is a master gardener. Watts contributed to the paper “Social & Economic Status of Women in Arkansas, 2012” and “1973/2013: A Then & Now Report on the Status of Women in Arkansas.”