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For Immediate Release

01.26.2017

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments:

Lona McCastlain, Austin, to the Parole Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2024. Replaces James Wallace.

Ray Dillon, Little Rock, to the Arkansas Forestry Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2026. Reappointment.

Dee Holcomb, Pine Bluff, to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission.  Appointment expires December 31, 2019.  Replaces Monica Freeland.

Bob Walker, Jacksonville, to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission.  Appointment expires December 31, 2019.  Replaces Lesia Johnson Ford.

Eric Jackson, Hot Springs National Park, to the State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2023. Replaces LeRoy Dangeau.

John Gill, Little Rock, to the State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2023. Reappointment.

David Bazzel, Little Rock, to the State Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2023. Replaces Jay Bunyard.

Dr. Steven Cathey, North Little Rock, to the Arkansas State Medical Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Reappointment.

Dr. Sylvia Simon, Monticello, to the Arkansas State Medical Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Joseph Beck.

John Newcomb, Osceola, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Northeastern College.  Appointment expires December 31, 2022.  Reappointment.

Clifton Chitwood, Osceola, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Northeastern College.  Appointment expires December 31, 2022.  Reappointment.

Dr. Thomas Westbrook, Blytheville, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Northeastern College.  Appointment expires December 31, 2022.  Reappointment.

Dr. John McAllister, Little Rock, to the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas School for the Blind and the Arkansas School for the Deaf.  Appointment expires January 14, 2022.  Replaces Mary Weeks.

David Leech, Stuttgart, to the State Banking Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2021. Replaces Elizabeth Bowles.

Dr. William Hewat, Fayetteville, to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission. Appointment expires on January 14, 2024. Replaces Monty Henderson.

Mayor Mike Gaskill, Paragould, to the State Aid Street Committee. Appointment expires December 31, 2020. Replaces Mayor Mark Stodola.

Michael Hocutt, Little Rock, to the Contractors Licensing Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2021. Reappointment.

Larry Brewer, Conway, to the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board. Appointment expires on October 14, 2019. Reappointment.

Dr. Vern Green, Jonesboro, to the Arkansas State Board of Registration for Professional Soil Classifiers. Appointment expires November 1, 2021. Replaces John Harrington.

Dr. John Fleming, Little Rock, to the Department of Human Services State Institutional System Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2018. Replaces Douglas Kidd.

Thomas Wofford, Jr., Jonesboro, to the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics. Appointment expires November 9, 2021. Replaces William Morgan.

James Dawson, Clinton, to the Arkansas Department of Aeronautics. Appointment expires on November 9, 2021. Replaces William McKenzie.

Barry Ball, Blytheville, to the Blytheville-Gosnell Regional Airport Authority. Appointment expires November 1, 2022. Reappointment.

Russell Crowell, Manila, to the Blytheville-Gosnell Regional Airport Authority. Appointment expires November 1, 2022. Replaces Oscar Ford.

Thomas Spillyards, Rogers, to the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority.  Appointment expires January 14, 2021.  Reappointment.

Gregory Stanfill, Rogers, to the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority.  Appointment expires January 14, 2021.  Reappointment.

Katelyn Busby, Monticello, to the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority.  Appointment expires January 14, 2020.  Replaces Sarah Capp.

Stephanie Ellis, Russellville, to the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority.  Appointment expires January 14, 2021.  Replaces Charley Baxter.

Larry Tate, Little Rock, to the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority.  Appointment expires January 14, 2021.  Replaces Anthony Brooks.

Robert Moore, Arkansas City, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Cycling. Serves at the will of the Governor.

Dr. Michelle Smith, North Little Rock, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Cycling. Serves at the will of the Governor.

David Roberts, Maumelle, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Cycling. Serves at the will of the Governor.

Joseph Jacobs, Little Rock, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Cycling. Serves at the will of the Governor.

David Knight, Little Rock, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Cycling. Serves at the will of the Governor.

D. Jim Dailey, Little Rock, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Cycling. Serves at the will of the Governor.

Michael Chaffin, Little Rock, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Cycling. Serves at the will of the Governor.

Dr. Jennifer Conner, Portland, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Cycling. Serves at the will of the Governor.

Paxton Roberts, Fayetteville, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Cycling. Serves at the will of the Governor.

Cherry Stewart, Hope, as a Justice of the Peace for the Hempstead County Quorum Court, District 2. Appointment expires December 31, 2018. Replaces Billy Rook.

Kandice Bell, White Hall, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-16-435 Samuel A. Perroni v. David Sachar, Executive Director. Replaces Justice Karen Baker, who has disqualified herself from the case.

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