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 when he served in roles for both ACT and its sister company, DataScout, LLC. Cory is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he earned both his B.S. degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering in 2005, followed by his Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2009. Cory was appointed in 2016 by the Pro Tempore of the Arkansas Senate to serve on the Arkansas Data and Transparency Panel. In 2018, he was honored by Arkansas Business to be named as a member of the publication’s ’40 Under 40′ list as a rising star in Arkansas business. Cory is passionate about philanthropy and is the founder and longtime director of the Chilirhea fundraising event. Proceeds from the event are provided to Alzheimer’s Arkansas, the Broyles Foundation and the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences. This event began in 2009 as a way to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Over $350,000 has been raised for Alzheimer’s awareness in Arkansas. Cory is a former board member of Alzheimer’s Arkansas.
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 and has directed development of CAMA and Personal Property software systems at ACT since its founding in 1992. From 1980 until 1989, he worked as vice-president and lead software developer for a national appraisal software and consulting firm that primarily served urban jurisdictions such as El Paso County, TX, City of Boston, MA, Oklahoma County, OK and Tarrant County, TX. He then operated an appraisal software consultancy prior to co-founding ACT. Carn is a recipient of the 2014 Marvin Russell Award, given by the Arkansas chapter of IAAO, in recognition of his contributions to the assessment field. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, granted in 1990, and an MBA from the University of North Texas, granted in 2005.
Phillip R. Scott, RES, Director
Phillip Scott, founding member of ACT, has served as the company’s Executive Secretary/Treasurer since 1992. He is a 35-year member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), where he earned his RES designation. Phillip was a charter member of the Oklahoma IAAO chapter and was its charter Secretary-Treasurer. Phillip earned his Senior Appraiser designation from the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department (ACD) in 1981 and also holds their Appraisal Manager certification. The Arkansas IAAO chapter presented him with the Marvin Russell Award in 2001, 2005 and 2014, in recognition of his contributions to the assessment field in Arkansas. He was also given the 1999-2000 Presidential Citation from the Arkansas chapter. Phillip received the Louisiana Assessors Association Certified Louisiana Associate Assessor (CLAA) designation in 2012. He has continuously served in leadership roles within the ad valorem industry throughout his career. Among others, Phillip served from 1983 to 1991 as Chief Deputy, Real Estate, in the Oklahoma County Assessor’s office. He was then appointed in 1991 as the Director, Ad Valorem Division, of the Oklahoma Tax Commission. The Arkansas General Assembly appointed Phillip in 2004 as the chairman of the Arkansas Legislative Task Force to study the Arkansas ACD. Phillip studied at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.