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Gordy, Luke

Executive Director of the Arkansans for Education Reform Foundation


Luke Gordy is executive director of the Arkansans for Education Reform Foundation, a 501c3 organization established to advance and support meaningful education reform. Gordy, 64, was a nine-year member and two-term chairman of the Arkansas State Board of Education. He joined the AERF after a 22-year career in banking and his passion continues to be supporting and improving public education.

Gordy is the former chairman and current member of the Board of Governors of REL-Southwest, one of the nation’s 10 regional education research laboratories. He also serves on the boards of Arkansas Business and Education Alliance, Economic Arkansas, and Accelerate Arkansas. In addition, Gordy serves as the education committee chairman for the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and on the executive committee of Economic Arkansas.

In 2004, Gordy was named as the inaugural recipient of the Advocate of Education Award from the Arkansas Association of Professional Teachers. He and his wife, Dr. Donna Gordy, founder and President of E2E Educational Consulting, reside in Little Rock.