Meet The Team

Angela Rogers

President & Managing Member

HOMETOWN: Angela hails from the small town of Stephens, Arkansas in the Southeast part of the state. However, after living in the capital city for so long, she now considers Little Rock her hometown.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: For over 25 years, Angela has provided professional and reliable services that produce innovative and strategic results. She has spent many years developing strong relationships in the hospitality, conventions and public relation’s industries and has delivered successful results for numerous clients. Angela brings extensive national and local experience to her firm in a wide range of disciplines that include: providing publicity and marketing strategies to a Hurricane emergency relief response, coordinating state, regional and international conferences, U.S. presidential events, music concerts, sporting competitions, and an Olympic torch lighting ceremony.

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Prior to establishing the Angela Rogers Group, she managed the strategic destination marketing and communications initiatives on behalf of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau for 10 years. During her time at the Bureau, she led the coordination of 17 presidential events, and worked with global organizations such as the American Taekwondo Association, Sister Cities, Heifer International and the Clinton Foundation with the opening of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum. She also participated in the development of professional sporting events that included both ESPN and HBO boxing matches. In her senior management role as the director of destination marketing and communications, she acted as the liaison between the Little Rock hotel and restaurant industries, implemented destination hospitality and diversity training seminars, and drove all national, regional and local media relations efforts.

Angela Rogers Group (ARG) was established in April of 2006, with a team ready to hit the ground running. Fortunately, ARG was awarded a bid to continue working for Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, including the River Market, providing destination marketing and public relations services. As a multi-service company, our most recent notable clients are split mostly between Public Relations (PR) and Convention Management services.

PR clients include, but not limited too, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (6 years before they retired the show), Cirque du Soleil, Monster Jam, Professional Bull Riders Association and Disney on Ice. Presently, ARG manages conferences for Site Selectors Guild (an international organization), Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association and Arkansas Poultry Federation to name a few.

Angela’s experience and service has resulted in several awards and recognitions of mention, such as an award for superior customer service from the United States Secret Service, and commendations from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, the City of Little Rock, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau, United States Air Force, Supreme Court of Arkansas, as well as many other high-profile organizations, businesses and non-profit organizations.

BABIES AND FURBABIES: In 2012, Angela and her husband Brian welcomed a new furbaby, Raymond LeRoy Rogers (AKA Ray Roy) to the ARG family. From a 2-pound pup to a mean and lean 13-pound young man, Ray Roy is an essential part of the ARG team. He enjoys being surrounded by all of the ladies and believes HE is the real President and CEO of the firm but for now he will settle for the title of CPO (Chief Paw Officer). He is training us all well!!

Little did they know a short four years later, Ray Roy was to gain a new brother. On June 26th, 2016 the family trio was traveling through Rose Bud when they surpassed an abandoned pup on the side of the road. Being the dog-loving team they are, Angela and Brian couldn’t help but take in the adorable golden dog as their own. When no one claimed him, they officially adopted him, naming him Bud Rogers in remembrance of the town he was discovered. His duties include trying to keep Ray Roy in check, training to be the ARG office manager while also being a wonderful playmate for office lounging. The family is now complete.

OFFICE SUPPLY ANGELA CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Post-It Notes and LARGE paper clips… MUST have them!

Ashley Hayden

Executive Project Coordinator

HOMETOWN: Ashley grew up in a small town in Iowa and considers herself a yankee at heart, but has been in Arkansas for almost ten years making the Natural State home sweet home. She still doesn’t understand why Arkansans call “pop” – “soda” or “shopping carts” – “buggies.”

EDUCATION: Ashley studied business at the U of A in Beebe.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND:  Ashley has garnered quite a bit of professional event and administrative experience in her career thus far. Most notably working at an advertising and event planning and promotion agency for many years. Ashley joined the ARG team in 2014 and is a talented asset to the group. She has earned a couple of promotions since she first started with ARG and now serves as the Executive Project Coordinator. Although Ashley’s duties are extremely varied, they include taking care of event campaign coordination aspects, registration forms and applications, databases, sponsorship and VIP logistics as well as budgets, badges and a ton of the little conference details that all add up.

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BABIES & FURBABIES: Ashley and her husband Matt welcomed their first human baby boy (Austin) into the world in August 2016. Ashley and Matt started their married life off right with two furbabies, Remi and Maci, who are quite the pair when put to the test. Remi, the sweetest German Shepherd is a big fan of treats, going for walks and snuggling, while Maci, a Labrador mix is super energized and never misses a beat, treat or meal!

OFFICE SUPPLY ASHLEY CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Coffee, to-do lists, Pilot G-2 pens, P-Touch label maker and did we mention coffee?!

Kat Hills

 Senior Coordinator of Media and Web Services

HOMETOWN: Originally from St. Louis, MO (Go Cardinals!), Kat has resided in Little Rock for over 12 years.

EDUCATION: Kat earned her BSBA degree (emphasis: Management) from the University of Tulsa.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Kat moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 2005 to begin working for Arkansas Business Publishing Group in the IT/Research Department. After working there for two years, she soon realized her passion for event planning, where then she transferred to an association management company to live out that art. After strenuously working for 2 years on heavy doses of PR work and website management for various clients, namely the US Green Building Council, she decided to return to her Arkansas Business roots. In doing so, she came back as an Advertising Coordinator in the print and ad design department. She joined the Angela Rogers Group in October 2010 and hasn’t looked back! Currently working on website design and development and creating web based solutions for clients and conferences, she’s our mainframe for the IT aspect of our firm.

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BABIES AND FURBABIES: Kat has three human kiddos: Nine-year-old Nate, six-year-old Nora Kate, and her latest Niko, who is now one. Needless to say, her babies are her world, filling up most nights with various activities for them all.

OFFICE SUPPLY KAT CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: The Internet. (Wait, that’s an office supply, right?)

Alisha Breeding

 Assistant Project Coordinator

HOMETOWN: Alisha currently resides in Cabot, AR, where she was born and raised. She is and always will be a huge HOGS fan.

EDUCATION: Alisha graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arkansas Tech University in December 2015, where she was awarded her BSBA with an emphasis in Management and Marketing.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Working since she was 17 years old, Alisha has had multiple job variations of experience under her belt, from anywhere to being a sales associate to a daycare teacher. Most recently, she’s taking her transferable skills from being a substitute for the Cabot School District and carrying to a new title with our ARG firm. Ready to jump forward to the next chapter of her career, she is ready to dive in to what this firm has to offer. Being the newest member of our team, she hopes to use her knowledge to spark a new fuse in the public relations field.

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BABIES & FURBABIES: Alisha mothers a beautiful three-year old daughter, recently expanding their family with a new addition. Having big brown eyes and a yellow coat, their new Labrador Retriever puppy has now found her forever family. Answering to the name Sunny, she loves to chase them around, while mildly stopping to seek out shoes to chew on.

OFFICE SUPPLY ALISHA CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Notebook paper, yearly planner, daily lists; with a little added mix of chocolate & sweet tea!

Heather Anzalone

Administrative and Convention-Planning Support

HOMETOWN: Heather grew up in a tiny town called Garner, Arkansas. Given the small and connected hometown feel of only being surrounded by 250 people, this could be considered challenging to some, but she wouldn’t have dreamed being raised any other location.

EDUCATION: She attended Beebe School and Licensing for customer service skills, communication, organization and math skills for the state of Mississippi.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: After leaving Garner, Arkansas in 2005, she then relocated to Gulfport, Mississippi to take on a management and hospitality position at the local Casino. She was responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including training employees, setting policies and gaming rules, observing the casino floor, customer relations, coordinating security and prepare and tracking the cash flow of the casino. In 2010, she found her way into the Angela Rogers Group family, where she now uses her skills to play various roles for ARG. Her main two roles include administrative and convention-planning support that of which helps the business keep their feet on the ground. Mostly helping with local events, we would be lost without our on-site helper coming to our rescue.

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BABIES AND FURBABIES: She birthed a beautiful girl named Sarah, who is now 11 years old, not to mention that she landed herself in the top 10 percent of her class. They added their furbaby, Hero, into the mix in February of 2005. This Great Pyrenees weighs around 115 pounds and is as white as snow. They couldn’t imagine life without him.

OFFICE SUPPLY HEATHER CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Packing tape… she loves to pack!