Advisory Board

Sam Fiori

Sam Fiori- Advisor to the Board: Mr. Fiori is a 41-year veteran of the quick service restaurant industry in the United States, having served in a variety of roles with KMAC Holdings Corporation starting as a fry cook in 1974 at a local Fort Smith KFC. Currently, Mr. Fiori is CEO of KMAC and began serving in this role in December of 2004. He was instrumental in growing the company to its present size of almost 300 restaurants in 9 states. Mr. Fiori attends most board meetings.


Rick Griffin

Rick Griffin- Advisor to the Board: Mr. Griffin manages Griffin Properties of Fort Smith, LLC, and Griffin Construction Company. He graduated from Oklahoma State University before returning to Fort Smith to work with his father, Richard Griffin. Mr. Griffin actively works to improve the quality of life in Fort Smith. Mr. Griffin attends most board meetings.

Marshall Sharpe- Advisor to the Board: Mr. Sharpe is a life-long resident of Fort Smith. He graduated from Northside High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management from Louisiana Tech University. He managed fast food restaurants and a large cattle ranch along with serving in the Air Force as a non-commissioned officer from 1977-1981. He is retired from OK Industries after 25 years as Manager of Audit and Export Programs. He and his wife, Carol, have 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren. Mr. Sharpe was appointed to the Homelessness Task Force in 2009 by the City Board of Directors to gather data as to why Fort Smith needs a place like the HOPE Campus. He has served as the Chairman of the Fort Smith Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustments for the past 6 years. He is currently the Vice President and 2017 President-Elect of the Old Fort Homeless Coalition, a position he previously held. He also serves on the boards of the Village Harbor Property Owner’s Association and Keep Fort Smith Beautiful. Mr. Sharpe was a founding member of the Fort Smith Neighborhood Coalition and sits on the FEMA Board. He is active in choir and other ministries at Eastside Baptist Church. Mr. Sharpe attends most board meetings.