Deggs exits Downtown Bentonville Inc.

David Deggs has resigned as executive director of Downtown Bentonville Inc. (DBI), to accept a position as director of adult & community education with the Fayetteville Public School System, effective June 1. Deggs will remain at the helm of DBI through the end of May.


Downtown Bentonville Inc. is an organization with a team of eight professionals who deliver programs and initiatives designed to promote the quality of life for residents, provide unique experiences for visitors and promote economic development. 


The board of directors is engaged in the leadership of DBI and is working to identifying a new executive director as soon as possible, according to the organization’s press release.

“The DBI Board of Directors appreciates David’s time with the organization, and we wish him every future success. Our very capable and experienced DBI staff will continue to provide Downtown Bentonville with excellent programming and services,” said Brenda Anderson, president of the DBI board.

Lisa Beebe, DBI’s business operations manager, will act as the primary contact for administrative issues and will provide continuity during the transition in leadership.


Deggs has served as executive director of DBI since October 2013. DBI launched this spring the largest farmer’s market to date with more than 65 vendors, and continues to manage First Fridays in the downtown area. DBI is also a membership organization connecting corporations, small businesses and individuals who are passionate fans of Downtown Bentonville. 

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The organization recently relocated its offices to The Hub on SW A Street in the emerging Bentonville Arts District.

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