Former investment banker Mark Camp of Little Rock has been named director of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB)
Camp succeeds Robert Phelps, who retired July 1 after nearly 20 years in the position, according to a press release from KAB.
KAB is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.
“Mark has a keen interest and high ideals related to keeping our state litter-free,” Kane Webb, executive director of Parks & Tourism, said in a press release. “His business acumen and leadership skills, paired with his personal passion, will serve the state well.
“He understands the impact KAB’s mission has on our state’s No. 2 economic driver — tourism,” Webb said, “and I’m ready to work with him to continue identifying creative solutions and effective tools toward a clean, green and litter-free Natural State.”
Camp worked for nearly three decades at Crews & Associates in Little Rock, where he served as senior vice president, according to KAB.
He is also president and a principal owner of The 1836 Club in Little Rock.
“I care about our beautiful state,” Camp said, according to the release. “The litter on our roadways has always been a personal pet peeve, and I’m anxious to dig in, meet and brainstorm with those who are also passionate about this issue, and continue to build KAB’s programs and presence around the state.”
The KAB Commission consists of a professional staff of three and a governor-appointed advisory board.
It is a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.