Two of my closest friends: Sherman Banks & Joan Zumwalt. Sherman has been the International President of Sister Cities International, is an international consultant for economic development, and has been a juror and board member of the IBLA Grand Prize Piano & Voice competition. Joan Zumwalt is the Little Rock Board Chairwoman of The IBLA Grand Prize competition, a music lover, philanthropist and creator and Chairman of Pathfinders, an organization that help thousands of people with disabilities.