Kanecha Echols is a lifelong resident of Blytheville and a graduate of BHS. She obtained her Associates degree from Arkansas Northeastern College and her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Arkansas State University. Kanecha is a Consumer Lending Officer with Southern Bancorp where she has been employed for the past 11 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also plays a very active role as a Youth Counselor with the youth group at First Missionary Baptist church where she is a member. Kanecha joined the Main Street Blytheville Board of Directors in 2014. She believes that a healthy and thriving Main Street is important because a community’s Downtown area is a symbol of its economic health, local quality of life, pride and community history.