A native of Arkansas, Randy Frazier was raised on a family farm outside Humphrey, Arkansas (population 557) in Arkansas County. Upon receiving a Biology degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 1974 he began a 30-year Leadership / Management career with the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. In addition to his Park Superintendent duties he served as a fully commissioned law enforcement officer; a Mountain Rescue Team Member; an EMT Instructor; a Hospitality Instructor; and a certified self-defense Instructor with a First Degree Black Belt in Goju Karate. In 1988 he was a graduate of LeadAR Class 2 and in the 1990s became a nationally recognized motivational speaker and trainer on the topics of Leadership, Communication Skills and dealing with Change.
He’s been a Professional Member of the National Speaker’s Association since 2006 and has been a featured speaker in over 40 states. As president of his own company, (Leadership Takes Courage / Frazier Communications, Inc.), he serves clients such as Entergy, the Kellogg Foundation, Farm Bureau, Keep America Beautiful and numerous Leadership development programs. He also works with a wide variety of professional Associations and governmental Agencies.
Randy has received recognition for his work as a leader and motivator. The Arkansas Wildlife Federation named him Conservation Educator of the Year and the Arkansas EMT Association honored him as Emergency Medical Technician of the Year. He was named Outstanding State Employee in 1993 by the Arkansas State Employee Association and in 2004 the Arkansas Division of Volunteerism honored him with their Paragon Award for leadership in helping to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Arkansas. In 2010 Randy Frazier became the third native son of Arkansas, (following Carl Garner and Senator Dale Bumpers), to be awarded the Iron Eyes Cody Award for outstanding Leadership by Keep America Beautiful, Inc.