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Governor Beebe Announces 40 Appointment to Boards and Commissions

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to education boards and commissions:

Charles Blanchard, Russellville, reappointed to the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees. Appointment expires January 14, 2019.

Elizabeth Farris, Hot Springs, reappointed to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. Appointment expires January 14, 2021.

Edgar Lee, Chidester, reappointed to the Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees. Appointment expires January 14, 2019.

Bruce Moore, Little Rock, reappointed to the Henderson State University Board of Trustees. Appointment expires January 14, 2021.

Ben Pickard, Searcy, to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Appointment expires May 1, 2016. Replaces Dr. Tim Langford.

Governor Beebe also announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Bill Adkins, Russellville, reappointed to the Boiler Advisory Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2018.

Dr. Omar Atiq, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas State Medical Board. Appointment expires July 1, 2019.

Bill Barnes, Mount Ida, reappointed to the State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2020.

Jane Christenson, Harrison, reappointed to the Arkansas State Police Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2021.

Gwenn Collins, Russellville, to the Public Health Advisory Board. Appointment expires November 1, 2017. Replaces Jeff Magness.

Donald Cook, North Little Rock, reappointed to the War Memorial Stadium Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2021.

John “Scott” Copas, Little Rock, reappointed to the Contractors Licensing Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2019.

Tom Embach, Mountain Home, reappointed to the Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee. Appointment expires October 12, 2017.

Sheriff Charles “Doc” Holladay, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Training. Appointment expires January 14, 2021.

Stephen “Tom” Hunt, Jacksonville, reappointed to the Waterwell Construction Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2019.

The Honorable Jimmy Jones, Fordyce, reappointed to the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2021.

Bob Knight, Mountain Home, reappointed to the State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2020.

Alex Lieblong, Conway, reappointed to the Arkansas Racing Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2019.

Buddy Lovell, Marked Tree, to the Arkansas State Medical Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2019. Replaces Roger Harmon.

Charles “Ed” Mabry, Batesville, reappointed to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2021.

Mike McDermott, Weiner, reappointed to the Waterwell Construction Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2019.

Dwayne Mays, Blytheville, reappointed to the Arkansas Workforce Investment Board. Appointment expires August 10, 2017.

Kristin Miller, Austin, to the Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council. Appointment expires June 30, 2016. Replaces Aurora Rains.

Thomas “Mickey” Powell, Jr., Batesville, reappointed to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2020.

Robert Sherer, Jr., Ph.D., Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas History Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2021.

Elizabeth Small, Little Rock, reappointed to the Housing Trust Fund Advisory Committee. Appointment expires October 12, 2017.

Alcinda “Cindy” Smith, McGehee, reappointed to the State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2020.

Dr. Thomas Taylor, Batesville, reappointed to the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Appointment expires January 14, 2019.


To the Arkansas Economic Development Commission:

Doug Falls, Jonesboro.
Gene Hill, Camden.
Chester Koprovic, Fort Smith.
Lee Webb, Jr., Fort Smith.
Lang Zimmerman, Mountain Home.

These reappointments expire January 14, 2018.

To the State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board:

Bob Boyd, Little Rock.
Katrina Burnett, Jacksonville.
Janis Harrison, Little Rock.
Dr. Andrew Kumpuris, Little Rock.
Shelby McCook, Sherwood.
Dr. Joe Thompson, Little Rock.
Dr. Tony Thurman, Cabot.

These are new positions and expire December 1, 2017.