Annett Pagan is the director of Winrock’s U.S. Programs. Annett has more than 25 years of experience working with local, state and federal officials. Since joining Winrock in 1992, Pagan has worked extensively with development initiatives that create jobs and income opportunities in rural communities. As the former mayor of Strong, Arkansas, Annett brings invaluable local government expertise to each of U.S. Programs’ projects. She is a member of the Arkansas Executive’s Forum, Arkansas Women’s Forum, the Arkansas Environmental Federation, Arkansas Forestry Association and the Arkansas Chapter of the Community Development Society. Annett also served on the first Arkansas Department of Rural Services Commission and currently serves on Governor Mike Beebe’s Global Warming Commission.