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Couples: Kristie and Todd Ross

Kristie and Todd Ross, who met while attending the University of Central Arkansas, are helping with this year’s Laurels and Stripes, a scholarship fundraiser, planned at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 30, in the UCA HPER Center. Organizers promise it’s a Night of Distinction never seen before – celebrating distinguished alumni, supporting scholarships and changing lives, all while enjoying the Memphis Soul Revue. Tickets are on sale now at laurelsandstripes.com. (Mike Kemp photo)

HER    Kristie Ross

 

Where did you grow up: Mayflower.

Education: Mayflower High School, University of Central Arkansas.

Job: Vice president of business development for Concord EFS, First Data and Clearent in the payment processing business.

Why did you choose your vocation: Love sales and people.

Parents: Chris and Pat Humes, Springhill.

Community activities: Board member for the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Boys and Girls Club and Conway Symphony Orchestra; HAVEN steering committee.

Hobbies/special interests: Travel with my husband, Todd, and daughter and son-in-law, Sydnie and Sean Landers, and granddaughter-to-be.

How would you describe yourself: Loyal, happy, driven, open to growth and positive.

What is one thing people don’t know about you: I love to bass fish, a hobby I started as a child with my dad.

Most enjoyed weekend activity: Hosting dinner parties with friends. 

What is your motto: Make every day a holiday.

What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: Community is so important. The people in the 501 are kind and generous.

HIM    Todd Ross

 

Where did you grow up: Little Rock.

Education: McClellan High School, University of Central Arkansas.

Job: President and chief executive officer of Preferred Medical.

Why did you choose your vocation: Healthcare gives us the opportunity to help people and I love building things and growing businesses.

Community activities: Board member for the UCA Foundation, Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation and Baptist Hospital Foundation; University of Arkansas Athletic Vision Committee.

Hobbies/special interests: Most sports, including golf, snow and water skiing, boating, hunting and fishing.

How would you describe yourself: Driven, loyal, enthusiastic, optimistic and strong work ethic. 

What is one thing people don’t know about you: When I have free time, I like to put a puzzle together, taking something that is a jumbled mess and putting it together to completion.

Most enjoyed weekend activity: Going to the lake with friends and family, and college football.

What is your motto: Find a way to say YES.

What do you enjoy most about living in the 501: The quality of life and the relationships built with great friends.

THEM

 

Resident of: Conway.

Church activities: New Life Church.

How we met: In college at UCA.  

The proposal: Hid the ring in a magazine and dropped to one knee to ask when she came across it.

Wedding bells: April 25, 1992, Geyer Springs First Baptist Church in Little Rock.

Children: Daughter Sydnie Landers, married to Sean Landers. They reside in Frisco, Texas.

Pets: Jessie and Jibby.

Family activities enjoyed together: Travel, sporting events, snow skiing, going to the lake and helping others.   

More information: We love being involved in our community and our church. We love helping people and paying everything forward possible to watch and assist people in their growth, both personally and professionally.