Principals

Principals

 

Don Horton, RES, President 

Don Horton joined the ACT team in 1996 as Project Director and was named president as of March 15, 2018. He is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), where he earned his RES designation. Horton is also a member of the Arkansas chapter of IAAO, having served in various board positions, including president. He holds the Reappraisal Manager Certification from the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department and received his Certificate of Advanced Accreditation from the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Don Horton attended Arkansas State University at Jonesboro.

 

Kelly Beaty, Vice President Appraisal Services

Kelly Beaty joined the ACT team in 1996, where he managed several roles before becoming a partner in the company. He is a past treasurer and board member of the Arkansas chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). Beaty also holds the Reappraisal Manager Certification from the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department and is a Certified Louisiana Associate Assessor (CLAA). Kelly Beaty attended the University of Central Arkansas.

 

Lee Ann Kizzar, Vice President Information Technology Services

Lee Ann Kizzar joined the ACT team in 2011, after completing her service as Washington County Assessor. She is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). In addition, she carries the designation of Senior Appraiser, Level IV,  from the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department  and is a Certified Louisiana Associate Assessor (CLAA). Kizzar is a past president of the Arkansas Assessors Association, where she was presented with the Kenneth Eddy Memorial Award.  She is also a two-time recipient of the Arkansas chapter of the IAAO Assessor of the Year award. Lee Ann Kizzar is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

 

Cory Scott, Chief Operations Officer, DataScout, LLC 

Cory Scott joined our team in 2006, where he has served in roles for both ACT and its sister company, DataScout, LLC. His background is in biological and agricultural engineering, marketing, business and appraisal services. In 2018, he was named in the Arkansas Business list of ’40 Under 40′ as a rising star in Arkansas. Cory Scott currently serves on the Arkansas Data and Transparency Panel, appointed by the Arkansas Senate Pro Tempore. He is passionate about philanthropy and is a former board member of Alzheimer’s Arkansas. Cory Scott is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he earned both his B.S. in engineering and Masters in Business Administration. 

 

Founding Partners

 

Thomas R. Scott, III, Director

Tom Scott assumed the position of Director of ACT in March of 2018. Prior to that, he served as president of ACT since 1992. Currently, he serves on the Arkansas Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors. Scott is a past member and board chair of the Arkansas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board. He is an associate member and past board member of the Arkansas chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He has held various positions, including president, in the Arkansas chapter of the IAAO. The chapter awarded Scott the Marvin Russell Award in 2000, and again in 2014, in recognition of his contributions to the assessment field. Scott received his BS in public administration from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. 

 

Richard A. Carn, Director

Richard Carn has served as Executive Vice-President of ACT since its founding in 1992.  He is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers. Carn is also a past recipient of the Marvin Russell Award, given by the Arkansas chapter of IAAO, in recognition of his contributions to the assessment field. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and of the University of North Texas.

 

Phillip R. Scott, RES, Director

Phillip Scott has served as the Executive Secretary/Treasurer of ACT since 1992. He is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers, where he earned his RES designation. He received the Marvin Russell Award in 2001, 2005 and 2014, presented by the Arkansas chapter of IAAO, in recognition of his contributions to the assessment field in Arkansas. He has served in leadership roles as chairman of the Arkansas Legislative Task Force to study the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department and as Director, Ad Valorem Division, of the Oklahoma Tax Commission, among others. Phillip Scott studied at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.