Our Leadership Team

Meet the dynamic team leading the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton County’s efforts

to ensure every young person has the great future they deserve.

MATT TALIAFERRO

Chief Executive Officer

Matt joined the BGCBC team as the Chief Executive Officer in April 2019.  Matt previously worked at Walmart, where he oversaw marketing activities for the Walmart brand including partnering with the Walmart Foundation on hunger and disaster relief initiatives. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree  in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1992 and an MBA from Duke University in 2000.  Matt is extremely passionate about the work he does at the Club because he loves kids and gets to see first-hand the positive impact the Boys & Girls Club program has on youth.  

HANNAH STANDIFER

Director of Finance &
Human Resources

 

Hannah is an experienced accounting professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas and has worked across many industries from retail to non-profit. Hannah has a passion for being there for the kids that need us most and was a foster parent for 3 years, providing a stable environment for kids in transition. 

ASHLEY SKAGGS

Director of Programs

 

Ashley oversees all of the targeted programs for BGCBC. She is a Northwest Arkansas native who began her BGCBC career in 2007 as a Youth Development Coordinator. Ashley graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. She loves working at the Club because of the sense of belonging it provides for our members and the unique opportunities offered that support a bright future and help them reach their full potential. 

JESSICA ROUX

Grants and Outcomes Manager

 

Before moving to Northwest Arkansas, Jessica served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine where she taught English to primary school students and wrote a grant that funded a technology center for her school. Jessica graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Louisiana State University and a minor in Leadership & Organizational Development. 

KYLE MEREDITH

Chief Operations Officer

 

Kyle oversees all of the sites across Benton County, as well as Athletics and Maintenance. He joined the BGCBC team in 2012 as the Bella Vista Unit Director.  Kyle studied Anthropology and TESL at Arkansas Tech University.  Kyle loves working at BGCBC because of the opportunity to change the world by molding tomorrow’s leaders. 

STEFANIE JACKSON

Director of Resource Development

Prior to joining the BGCBC team, Stefanie worked for Our Healthy Communities as their Chief Development Officer and before that she worked in various roles with the Walmart Foundation and Walmart Human Resources. She graduated from Missouri Southern State University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a minor in Human Resources.

KARI FLETCHER

Athletic Director

Kari began working at BGCBC in 2002 as a Youth Development Coordinator. Since then, she has worked in many roles including Program Manager, Assistant Director, Unit Director, and has served in her current role as the Athletic Director since 2015.  Kari graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan in 2007 with a degree in Physical Education. Kari strives to make a positive impact on all the youth we serve and to help them grow and reach their full potential.​

RUTH ZEELEN

People Services Specialist

 

Before joining the BGCBC team in March 2019, Ruth worked at Walmart as a Pharmacy Technician for 3 years and in Claims Management for 2 years.  Ruth is currently in the process of earning her Associate and Bachelor Degree in Business. Ruth has 5 children who are Club Kids, and she is proud to work at the Club because of her appreciation for what the Club stands for.

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PO Box 448   |   Bentonville, AR 72712

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