Deborah Lukotch

POA Member since:

1999

Occupation:

Held various senior leadership roles in 30+ year retail management career, i.e., District Manager at K-Mart Corporation, Regional Merchandise Manager Caldor, Inc., Director Walmart Stores, Inc. Led team’s 300+ employees, budgets over $60M. Currently employed Walmart Home Office, Merchandise Operations.

Education:

Miami University B.S. Business Administration
Miami University Mini MBA
Miami University Writing Institute
Leadership Benton County

POA Committee or Board experience:

Recreation Joint Advisory Committee Chairman 2023-present
Recreation Joint Advisory Committee Secretary 2022
New POA Member Meet and Greet Volunteer 2022-present

Non-POA committee experience:

Operations Officer/Board Member NextUp Northwest Arkansas 2023
Event Programming Lead NextUp Northwest Arkansas 2017-2023
American Heart Association Heart Walk Team Captain 2009-2020

Other Leadership Experience:

Bella Vista Rotary Club Member-present

Hobbies/Interests:

Lake and outdoor recreation, family time, reading, community volunteer, travel

Candidacy Platform:

Bella Vista is growing and changing at a breathtaking pace. I have the experience needed to guide that growth to maintain the natural beauty that sets it apart from the rest of NWA, while strategically maintaining and developing amenities that meet the needs of 39,000 members.

With over 580 new homes last year, we need to recognize the changing demographics as young families move here for the quality of life, while continuing to cater to the 32% of members over 65.

We need to stay focused and prioritize how the amenities we offer meet the needs of everyone, change as needed to grow, and keep strong the beauty and peacefulness that makes us unique. This will maintain our personal investments in our properties.

I have a business background of driving revenue growth, building partnerships, and leadership skills and passion needed at this pivotal time to guide our POA forward.

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