Jackie Krutsch, a native of Fort Smith, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She has served in a variety of positions including the Executive Director of Leadership Fort Smith. Most recently, she has served as the Executive Director of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce. Krutsch has served in numerous community and professional organizations including the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District Board of Directors, the Van Buren Education Foundation and the Fort Smith Regional Alliance. Krutsch also serves on the St. Edward Mercy Medical Center Advisory Board. She and her husband Rich have two sons, Phillip and Michael.