Using a grant from the Department of Arkansas Heritage, Polk County’s Quality of Life ( will host Mena native Travis Ulmer in the Ouachita Center on the UARM campus at 1100 College Drive on Tuesday, October 17 at 10:00 AM. Ulmer was born and raised in Mena, Arkansas. He is a graduate of Mena High School, where he played basketball, participated in student government, and wrote for the Bear Facts student newspaper. These experiences have influenced his career and marketing style.

Currently, Ulmer is the Chief Creative Officer at Cannonball, an advertising agency based in St. Louis, Missouri with over 50 employees and a diverse roster of clients including Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Bad Boy Mowers, and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Ulmer began his career as a copywriter and continues writing for his clients while overseeing Cannonball’s overall creative process and product. His creative work and that of his team has been awarded across the globe by the likes of the Clios, American Advertising Awards, National Sports Forum, and Mid-America EMMYs. Ulmer has won 5 EMMYs across branded documentary and brand campaign categories.

He is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School, which has been long recognized as the top journalism program in America. Ulmer lives in St. Louis with his wife of 19 years, Emily, and their four children. To see some of Ulmer’s work, visit or to learn more about Cannonball, visit

For more information about the event at UA Rich Mountain, call 479.394.7622, ext. 1370, email, or visit This program was made possible in part by a grant from the Division of Arkansas Heritage, funded by your 1/8 cent conservation tax, Amendment 75. For more information, visit