Susan Barrett Named Chairman of Womack For Congress Campaign
For Immediate Release
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Rogers Mayor Steve Womack announced today that Susan Barrett will serve as the chairman of his campaign for Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District.
“I am honored that Susan has agreed to lead our campaign,” Womack said. “She has been a great leader in the NW Arkansas community. Her leadership and organizational skills are superb, and she will be a tremendous chairman for our campaign.”
”I am thrilled by the opportunity to serve as the campaign chairman for a great man and great leader – Steve Womack,” Barrett said.
“Over the last 10 years I worked extensively with Mayor Womack on a variety of projects. I have witnessed his leadership ability in action. I’ve debated important issues with him. He has impressed me with his ability to express himself, his willingness to listen to diverse insight, his competence in the debate of his perspectives on the issues, and, at the end of the day, his ability not to be immobilized or prevented from action,” Barrett explained.
“In his very visible public life, I find him to be authentic and loyal,” Barrett said.
“With our country facing issues that are critical to the very liberty, economic strength, and security of America,” Barrett concluded, “I believe Steve Womack is the leader we need in Washington.”
Barrett recently retired as President of Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas, where, from 1999-2008, she led an integrated health system comprised of an acute care hospital, a multi-specialty physician group, and a major ambulatory center.
Barrett’s wide ranging community and civic leadership activities include service on the Board of Directors for the Rogers - Lowell Chamber of Commerce, the Planning Board for Rogers Public School Systems, the Executive Council of the Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics, the Board of Trustees for Arvest Bank, and the Perinatal Board of Arkansas (appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee).
Barret initiated and led the community effort to build and fund the $20,000,000 Perry Road Interchange from I – 540. She has most recently worked with other community leaders to convert the former St. Mary’s campus to a consolidated center for sustaining essential not for profit organizations, through shared service relationships, improved efficiencies, and community needs assessment and joint planning.
Barrett, and her husband, Rex, live in Rogers.