As experts in non-profit leadership and champions for Saline County youth, the Executive Leadership Team of Bryant Boys & Girls Clubs moves the needle forward on the most pressing issues that face our community.
Suzanne Passmore is the CEO of Bryant Boys & Girls Clubs and has led the agency on an amazing journey of change – transforming the organization from a local children’s charity to a change agent for children and families while driving high standards of excellence in financial transparency, community engagement and governance; all with the goal of making a significant, measurable impact in the lives of children and their families.
Suzanne first answered the call from her community in 2004. She immediately formed strong partnerships with the Bryant School District and petitioned the City Council for support. That crucial support allowed for young people to begin the Bryant Youth Association After School Program that Fall. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her dedication and leadership to Bryant Boys & Girls Clubs. Suzanne’s compassion and determination is what has driven her to answer this calling. Once you hear her testimony and life’s challenges, you will understand her “WHY.” She has faced many challenges and adversity, but her focus and passion for changing the lives of children has never wavered.
Suzanne has several honors within the community. She was named the “Women of the Year” by the Bryant Chamber of Commerce & Saline County Best of the Best as well as Twenty To Watch by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. She serves on the board of CASA - Court-Appointed Special Advocacy, the Greater Bryant Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas State Alliance, HIPPY, BHS Business Advisory Committee, People For Parks, Bryant Schools (Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child, and Bryant School Business and Industry Advisory Council.
She is a proud graduate from Bryant High School and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she balanced a full time job, night classes, family and a newborn.
Originally from Elaine, AR she has called Saline County home for the last fifty years, along with her husband, David. She has a son, Ethan, daughter in law Natalie, along with a new grandson she adores named Parker.
Our Club would not be where it is today without Suzanne and all of her hard work and dedication over the years for the Bryant Boys & Girls Clubs.
Courtney brings over a decade of experience in Accounting, most recently serving as the Director of Finance with Merkle. In this role, she provided leadership for financial and business functions, served as a strategic, hands-on leader to support the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting.
Prior to this role, Courtney worked as a Controller for Affirmative Risk Management, where she was responsible for finance and accounting operations, budgeting, internal control, audit, financial reporting, and compliance activities.
Courtney holds a B.A. from UALR in Little Rock, AR where she was a Business major with a concentration in Accounting.
Jason Whittington joined the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant family in December of 2020. He is the current Director of Operations and is charged with advancing our mission through leading our staff for both our after school and summer programs. Jason is dedicated to the youth of Bryant and has a passion for community involvement. He currently serves on the Bryant Parks Committee.
A native of Tull, Arkansas, Jason graduated from Arkansas State University in 2002 and resides with his wife and three children in Bryant, Arkansas.
Faith has been a part of the Bryant Boys & Girls Clubs Mission since 2016. Faith has been a Youth Specialist, Team Leader and is now the current Unit Director at our Davis Location. Faith has done an excellent job managing our Davis site and making sure that our members are given everything they need and more. Faith graduated from Bryant High School in 2019 and went to Pulaski Tech to pursue an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. This Fall she will be going to Fayetteville to follow her dreams of becoming an Occupational Therapist.
Gracen Caddy has been a part of the Bryant Boys & Girls Clubs Mission since 2014 from fulfilling all kinds of different positions from youth specialist, team leader and now the director of Marketing and Resource Development. Her love for the Club has grown stronger and stronger over the years and continues daily. Gracen was born and raised in Bryant, Arkansas and graduated from Bryant High School in 2016 which followed with her pursuing a degree in Marketing and Sales at Arkansas State University and graduating in 2020. Gracen does an excellent job through marketing and networking within our local community, community events, fundraising, and donor engagement.
Kayla Lawrence has been involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs since 2013 on a State level as the Alliance Director. Her involvement with our Club individually has only deepened her love for the Boys & Girls Clubs helping them reach their full potential to serve the youth in the community. She is passionate about exploring resources to secure funds to help further the outreach Clubs are able to offer. She loves all things Jesus, family, sports, and politics.
Kayla resides in Tull, Arkansas with her husband and 4 children.