Citing a need to get back to what he loves best — providing recreation and instruction to those who need it in Conway — Clint Brock accepted the position of Chief Professional Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Faulkner County.
Brock, who until two years ago worked with the Parks & Recreation Department for Conway, said his interest was piqued in the position of when he learned that Robert Wright had stepped down as director of the organization in April.
“I had worked with the club and with Robert for many years when I was working for the city,” Brock said. “So it felt natural to see if I would be right for this spot.”
Bryan Quinn, President of the Board of Directors for the club, said Brock was the right choice for his roots in the area and his business acumen.
“Not only is Clint familiar with Faulkner County, but he also has experience leading a successful business organization,” Quinn said. After an extensive search and interview process, Quinn said the club is “eagerly looking forward” to the leadership and direction that Brock will bring as the new CPO. For the past two years, Brock worked with Whisenhunt Investment Group.
“I have been out of the parks department for a couple of years, so I will need to sit down and look at what the pressing needs are right off the bat,” Brock said. “I know we will need to deal with transportation issues as soon as possible, and fund raising will always be a top priority.
“But I need to get in and find out what the most pressing needs are. We’ll take a look at what is good and what is lacking in the coming days and weeks.”
The club serves more than 300 kids daily in three locations throughout the county. In February it celebrated the opening of a new $2 million Nabholz Unit facility in Conway Station Park, giving kids access to new facilities for programing and recreation.
Most recently, the organization was recognized by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 “Business of the Year—Outstanding Non-Profit category” winner.