Advisory Board

Madeline Bonilla

 Madeline Bonilla, a 2019 graduate of Jessieville High School in Arkansas will enroll at University of Arkansas in August, 2019 where she will study International Business with a major in Marketing and a minor in Spanish.

During her four years at Jessieville High School, Madeline posted a 4.02 grade point average, won numerous awards including the Hot Springs Village Student of the Year, the Spanish Heritage Speaker Award and the Knights of Columbus Essay Award. She served as a four year member of both the Student Council and Future Business Leaders of America, was President of the Class of 2019, a member of the All-Conference Tennis Team, and Co-Captain of the Varsity Cheer Squad.

In addition to working various part time jobs to save money for college, Madeline was an active volunteer in her community. 


Lance Goodpaster

Lance Goodpaster was recently selected as the next Superintendent of the Franklin Pierce School District. He has had a 24-year career in public education, as teacher, principal, assistant superintendent and deputy superintendent. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington, and has advanced degrees or certificates from the University of Puget Sound, the University of Washington, Tacoma, and Washington State University. He is an active member of the Parkland-Spanaway Rotary. 


Donna Aylward

Donna currently serves as Bank President for Arvest Bank in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Although she now calls Arkansas home, she and her husband Dan have made many moves across the United States and Europe. Donna believes the adage “grow where you are planted!” Serving on a variety of Boards and Committees in the community keep her connected to the important needs of the businesses, organizations and individuals she serves.

Donna loves the beauty of Hot Springs Village! Walking the Hot Springs Village trails, golfing and traveling with her husband to visit their three children and grandson bring her the most joy! 


David W. Richardson, CSP

David Richardson has conducted over 3000 speeches, seminars, workshops, and executive speech coaching worldwide.

An executive speech coach, he has worked with politicians, CEOs and presidents of major corporations. For many their career rested upon their ability to communicate the challenges their industry faced going forward.


A magician, he cleverly weaves magic into his speeches, seminars, and workshops.

An author, he has written trade journal articles representing 17 different industries. He has produced training albums, manuals, books, videos and customized learning systems.

David W. Richardson CSP, President

Richardson Resources Group Inc.

Member, National Speakers Association

Member, International Speaker Hall of Fame


Charlie Simpson


Charlie Simpson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has empowered hundreds of couples through his practice at the Arkansas Relationship Counseling Center. Charlie is the Relationship Expert for Fox 16 and THV 11 and has published work in Little Rock Family and Savvy magazine.Along with his work as a Relationship Expert, Charlie conducts speaking engagements for organizations, business groups, and schools. When not working, Charlie enjoys spending time with his wife, three boys, and leading the marriage ministry at his church. 


Dr. Walter L (Bubba) Smith

Dr. Smith, an Arkansas native, is a man of many hats and titles.   An ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church,  a 27 year veteran of the US Air Force retiring as a Colonel, and the senior ranking member of the Arkansas State Police chaplaincy corps, Bubba, an endeared name he most prefers, is also a highly respected "Grill Master", having grilled live on Good Morning America.  He recently celebrated 40 years of marriage to his wife Diane.


Larry Venable

Larry Venable is an executive coach with over forty years’ experience helping CEOs, sales professionals, and executives improve their results, grow their skills, and outperform their competition. He has logged over 1800 one-on-one coaching sessions with CEOs.

His experience as a professional speaker includes presenting some 2500 seminars, keynote speeches, and workshops on leadership and other business topics to and for both domestic and international clients.

Larry Venable, Executive Coach

Professional Speaker