Governor Sanders Announces Leslie Fisken as Secretary of the Department of Transformation and Shared Services

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders today announced that Leslie Fisken will serve as Secretary of the Arkansas Department of Transformation and Shared Services. Fisken is replacing Secretary Joseph Wood, who recently became Chairman of the Republican Party of Arkansas.

“For the past eight months, Leslie has successfully united every agency in my administration around our shared goal to make bold, transformational change for the people of Arkansas. She is a hard worker with a deep understanding of how state government works, both of which make her eminently qualified to serve as Secretary of Transformation and Shared Services,” said GovernorSanders.

“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as Governor Sanders’ Director of Cabinet Affairs and bring together all our state agencies around her bold, conservative agenda. I’m excited to take that experience to the Department of Transformation and Shared Services, where I’ll continue my work to improve our agencies and serve the people of Arkansas,” said Leslie Fisken.

Leslie Fisken biography:

Leslie Fisken currently serves as the Director of Cabinet Affairs for Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Prior to that, she was the Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. She also worked in governmental relations at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and served as an education policy advisor to Governor Asa Hutchinson.

Prior to her legislative and policy work, Leslie was a member of the Little Rock School District Board of Education. Leslie is a graduate of Little Rock Central High School, earned her Bachelor of Arts from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and received her Juris Doctor from the William H. Bowen School of Law.