Art began serving as president of Healing Hands International in November 2016. A 1983 graduate of Harding University, Art began his professional life as a corporate buyer for Dillards Department Stores using his marketing and accounting education. For the past 28 years, Art has worked with Christian ministries and schools to grow their programs and connect passionate donors to things that truly make an eternal impact. Prior to Healing Hands International, Art served four years as associate head of school for advancement at Lipscomb Academy, fourteen years as director of development for AGAPE, and eight years as a part of the university advancement team at Harding University.
Art holds the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) credential, twice served as president for the Nashville chapter of the Associated of Fundraising Professionals, and served on the board and as president for the Arkansas chapter of AFP. Art is also an adjunct faculty member for the Center for Nonprofit Management, and was recently asked to serve on the Tennessee Advisory Committee for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.