Andrew Parker has been named Director of Governmental Affairs for the State Chamber/AIA. Parker, a licensed attorney and graduate of the William H. Bowen School of Law, will assume his new duties in early August.
Parker joins the State Chamber/AIA’s governmental affairs team of Kenny Hall and Angela DeLille, whose duties include representing the positions of the State Chamber and AIA on issues related to Arkansas' business climate before various governmental entities including the state legislature, its committees and related bodies; state agencies, committees and boards.
The governmental affairs team is also responsible for assisting in the development
of legislative strategies and developing/facilitating campaigns to enlist support – both inside and outside government – for the legislative goals of the two organizations.
Parker currently serves as Regulatory Counsel for the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission and Chairperson of the State Grievance Review Committee and State Employee Grievance Appeal Panel. His previous recent work experience includes Special Assignment to the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and Special Assistant to Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, Legislative and Agency Relations.
Parker, a Little Rock resident, is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a B.S. degree in Finance.