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For Immediate Release

10.18.2018

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

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

Dr. Sarah Hays, Little Rock, to the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Term expires June 9, 2023. Replaces Dr. Thomas Taylor.

Hal Gunter, Jacksonville, to the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Term expires June 9, 2023. Reappointment.

Dr. Lynn Crouse, Lake Village, to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. Term expires June 30, 2024. Replaces Dr. Thomas Warmack.

Cindy Allen, Fort Smith, to the State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board. Term expires December 1, 2021. Replaces Shelby McCook.

Dr. Jesse Hargrove, Alexander, to the Black History Commission of Arkansas. Term expires January 14, 2025. Replaces Dr. John Graves.

Phillip Milligan, Fort Smith, to the Board of Trustees of the State Police Retirement System. Appointment expires July 1, 2025. Replaces Ivan Miles.

David Smith, Arkadelphia, to the Arkansas State Board of Registration for Foresters. Appointment expires July 18, 2023. Replaces Caroll Guffey.

Rodney Leggitt, Greenbrier, to the Compliance Advisory Panel. Appointment expires August 1, 2021. Replaces Lisa Douglas.

Sam Stathakis, Hot Springs, to the Arkansas Tobacco Control Board. Term expires July 1, 2023.  Reappointment.

Carol Dyer, Hot Springs Village, to the Arkansas Tobacco Control Board. Term expires July 1, 2023. Reappointment.

Derek Gibson, Springdale, to the Board of Directors of Northwest Technical Institute. Term expires June 30, 2023. Replaces Dr. Clifton Braker.

Aaron Wright, Rogers, to the Board of Directors of Northwest Technical Institute. Term expires June 30, 2022. Replaces Kurt Schrock.

Mark Roberts, Malvern, to the Board of Trustees of College of the Ouachitas. Term expires June 30, 2025. Reappointment.

Bob Olvey, Pocahontas, to the Board of Trustees of Black River Technical College. Term expires June 30, 2025. Replaces Leo Baltz.

Don Pierce, Hot Springs Village, to the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy. Term expires July 1, 2021. Replaces Robert Hill.

Donald Perry, Jonesboro, to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors. Appointment expires July 1, 2022. Replaces Dan Young.

Stewart Bryan, Greenwood, to the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board. Appointment expires October 14, 2019. Replaces Timothy Stuckey.

Bill Gossage, Little Rock, to the Board of Control for Southern Regional Education. Appointment expires June 30, 2022. Replaces Dr. Lary Whitten.

Greg Smith, Brookland, to the Arkansas Board of Hearing Instrument Dispensers. Appointment expires July 31, 2021. Reappointment.

Chris Turnage, Hot Springs, to the Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training. Appointment expires January 14, 2020. Replaces Breanne Davis.

Paul Stevens, Bryant, to the Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council. Appointment expires July 1, 2019. Replaces Dean Kelsey.

Richard Bell, El Paso, to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy. Appointment expires August 17, 2023. Replaces Robert Redfern.

Kevin Canfield, Springdale, to the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy. Appointment expires August 17, 2023. Replaces James Gately.

Jack Avery, Fayetteville, to the State Board of Private Career Education. Term expires April 15, 2025. Replaces Dr. Ann Thomas.

Brittney Matthews, Ward, to the State Board of Private Career Education. Term expires April 15, 2024. Replaces Mary Harris.

Butch Calhoun, Des Arc, to the Boll Weevil Eradication Committee. Appointment expires July 1, 2020. Replaces Terry Walker.

Joe Mencer, Lake Village, to the Boll Weevil Eradication Committee. Appointment expires July 1, 2022. Reappointment. 

Randy Reynolds, Wilson, to the Boll Weevil Eradication Committee. Appointment expires July 1, 2022. Reappointment. 

Bruce Davis, Hot Springs Village, to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism. Appointment expires August 30, 2021. Reappointment.

Robert Coon, Little Rock, to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism. Appointment expires August 30, 2021. Reappointment.

Sheila Boyd, Cabot, to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism. Appointment expires August 30, 2021. Replaces Ken Wasson.

Vernard Henley, Little Rock, to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on National Service and Volunteerism. Appointment expires August 30, 2021. Reappointment.

Stacey Caplener, Pleasant Plains, to the State Fire Prevention Commission. Appointment expires August 24, 2021. Reappointment.

Jason Wills, Jonesboro, to the State Fire Prevention Commission. Appointment expires August 24, 2021.

DeWayne Rose, Marion, to the State Fire Prevention Commission. Appointment expires August 24, 2021. Replaces David Fletcher.

James Kerr, Hot Springs, to the State Fire Prevention Commission. Appointment expires August 24, 2021. Replaces Travis Hollis.

Ronnie Rogers, Fort Smith, to the State Fire Prevention Commission. Appointment expires August 24, 2021. Reappointment.

Bobby Edmonds, Hot Springs, to the State Athletic Commission. Appointment expires August 24, 2020. Reappointment.

Dr. John Erwin, Hot Springs National Park, to the State Athletic Commission. Appointment expires August 24, 2020. Reappointment.

Brittany Dilworth, Hot Springs, to the State Athletic Commission. Appointment expires August 24, 2020. Reappointment.

Danielle Hoefer, Little Rock, to the State Athletic Commission. Appointment expires August 24, 2020. Reappointment.

Daniel Dring, Sherwood, to the State Athletic Commission. Appointment expires August 24, 2020. Reappointment.

Jennifer Sommer, Bentonville, to the State Athletic Commission. Appointment expires August 24, 2020. Reappointment.

Dr. Jennifer Vincenzo, Bentonville, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. Appointment expires August 24, 2022. Replaces Lynda Hogue.

Amy Culver, Springdale, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. Appointment expires August 22, 2022. Replaces Dr. Mary Ellis.

Vernon Maupin, Malvern, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. Appointment expires August 24, 2022. Replaces Don Hindman.

Raymond Phillips, Van Buren, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. Appointment expires August 24, 2022. Replaces Billie Dougherty.

Sharyn Ahlstrom, Magnolia, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. Appointment expires August 24, 2022. Reappointment.

Dr. Brian Jones, El Dorado, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. Appointment expires August 24, 2022. Replaces William Doerhoff.

Matthew Hodges, Wynne, to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging. Appointment expires August 24, 2022. Reappointment.

Billy Williams, Hampton, as a Justice of the Peace for the Calhoun County Quorum Court, District 4. Appointment expires December 31, 2018. Replaces Max Brister.

Sam Terry, Fort Smith, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-18-18 Reginald R. Early v. Wendy Kelley, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction. Replaces Justice Robin F. Wynne, who has disqualified himself from the case.

Mark Wankum, Little Rock, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-17-235  Reginald R. Early v. Keith Crockett, Clayborn Carroll, Roberta Lewis, and Lamon Mayo. Replaces Justice Robin F. Wynne, who has disqualified himself from the case.

Judge Hugh Finkelstein, Little Rock, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-17-849 and CV-17-873 State of Arkansas; Protect Fayetteville f/k/a Repeal 119, et al. v. The City of Fayetteville, et al. Replaces Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson, who has disqualified herself from the case.

Judge Maureen Harrod, Heber Springs, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-17-849 and CV-17-873 State of Arkansas; Protect Fayetteville f/k/a Repeal 119, et al. v. The City of Fayetteville, et al. Replaces Justice Josephine Linker Hart, who has disqualified herself from the case.

Josh Farmer, Bryant, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-95-985 Greg Hogue v. State of Arkansas. Replaces Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson, who has disqualified herself from the case.

Jason Owens, Conway, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-16-898 Dexter J. Harmon v. State of Arkansas. Replaces Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson, who has disqualified herself from the case.

Judge Chris Carnahan, Conway, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-18-522 Comcast of Arkansas, Inc.; and Tegna, Inc.; v. Courtney Goodson; and Courtney Goodson Campaign. Replaces Chief Justice John Dan Kemp, who has disqualified himself from the case.

Judge James Cox, Fort Smith, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-18-522 Comcast of Arkansas, Inc.; and Tegna, Inc.; v. Courtney Goodson; and Courtney Goodson Campaign. Replaces Justice Rhonda Wood, who has disqualified herself from the case.

Judge Spencer Singleton, El Dorado, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-18-522 Comcast of Arkansas, Inc.; and Tegna, Inc.; v. Courtney Goodson; and Courtney Goodson Campaign. Replaces Justice Shawn Womack, who has disqualified himself from the case.

Lee Watson, Fort Smith, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-18-522 Comcast of Arkansas, Inc.; and Tegna, Inc.; v. Courtney Goodson; and Courtney Goodson Campaign. Replaces Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson, who has disqualified herself from the case.

Judge John Wright, Hot Springs, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-18-522 Comcast of Arkansas, Inc.; and Tegna, Inc.; v. Courtney Goodson; and Courtney Goodson Campaign. Replaces Justice Robin Wynne, who has disqualified himself from the case.

Judge Doug Schrantz, Bentonville, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-18-136 Jeff Crow, Individually and as Director of Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, et al. v. Greg Heslep and Keith Heslep. Replaces Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson, who has disqualified herself from the case.

J. Cliff McKinney, Little Rock, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-18-486 Michael Murphy v. Nancy Murphy. Replaces Justice Rhonda Wood, who has disqualified herself from the case.

Judge John R. Scott, Bentonville, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-18-228 Koppers, Inc. v. Kelvin Trotter, et al. Replaces Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson, who has disqualified herself from the case.

Judge Meredith Switzer, Hot Springs, as a Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. CV-18-616 Austin Prince, et al. v. Arkansas State Highway Commission, et al.  Replaces Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson, who has disqualified herself from the case.

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