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 Administrative Director of Bost, Inc., the Executive Director of Leadership Fort Smith at the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, and as the Executive Director of the Van Buren Chamber of Commerce.
Krutsch has served in numerous community and professional organizations including the Board of Directors for Lincoln Childcare, the United Way of Fort Smith Area, Secretary, and the Van Buren Education Foundation. She was also a founding member of the Fort Smith Regional Alliance and a past member of the Mercy Medical Center Advisory Board.
Currently, Krutsch is serving on the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (RAM) Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee of the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District. Krutsch is also a representative of the Frontier MPO on the NACCD/CDC Walkability Action Institute. She and her husband Rich have two sons, Phillip and Michael.