Placemakers Summit

Monica Kumar

Monica Kumar

Executive Director, Downtown Bentonville, Inc.

Monica Kumar is the Executive Director of Downtown Bentonville Inc. (DBI) where she is in the privileged position of working with a phenomenal team to collaborate with local organizations and community stakeholders to develop downtown Bentonville. DBI has a vision to build the most innovative and attractive downtown in the world and aligns to support the implementation of the Bentonville Blueprint. Monica her family moved to Bentonville in January 2014 from Silicon Valley, California where she worked in key community development and program positions. Since her move to Bentonville, she was inspired to create a community story website called the Bentonville Project with the intention of sharing the authentic local perspective which drives exceptional collaborative development.

Monica was born in London, UK where she attended law school and practiced family & human rights law. Prior to that, she practiced corporate & commercial law in the Turks & Caicos Islands. She and her husband have a five year old son and consider themselves incredibly lucky to live, work and play in downtown Bentonville.



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