The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas shared the results of their officer elections for 2021 on Wednesday (Dec. 9).
Ronald Dedman of AT&T Arkansas was elected Chairman of the State Chamber and Chris Hart of Central Maloney Inc. was elected Chairman of the AIA.
State Chamber and AIA Chairs typically serve two one-year terms. Officers are elected annually with no limitations on their terms of service. The officers of the State Chamber and AIA form an Executive Committee that is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the two organizations, which are operated by a single staff.
Phil Baldwin of Citizens Bank becomes Immediate Past Chair of the State Chamber and Ray Dillon, retired from Deltic Timber, is Past Chair. Grady Harvell of W&W/AFCO Steel LLC becomes Immediate Past Chair of the AIA and Haskell Dickinson of McGeorge Contracting Company Inc. is Past Chair. Gary Head of Signature Bank continues as Treasurer of the State Chamber and AIA. Raymond Burns of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce continues as the local chamber representative on the Executive Committee.
State Chamber Vice Chairs continuing are Curtis Barnett—Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield; Laura Landreaux—Entergy Arkansas, Inc.; Andy Miller—Flywheel Energy; John Burgess—Mainstream Technologies, Inc.; Nelson Peacock—NWA Council; Frank Thomas—Stephens Inc.; Michael Lindsey—Walmart Inc., and George Wheatley—Waste Management of Arkansas.
New State Chamber Vice Chairs are Larry Shackleford—Washington Regional and Stanley Hill—Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation.
AIA Vice Chairs continuing are Sam Maia—Caterpillar Inc.; Greg Williams—Nabholz Construction Services; Mike Callan—Stephens Production Company, and Jeffrey Wood—Tyson Foods, Inc.
New AIA Vice Chairs are Troy Brooks—Nucor Steel Arkansas; Dean Hoover—Koontz Electric; Patty Cardin—Lanxess, and Gina Radke—Galley Support Innovations.
The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas advocate a pro-business agenda at the local, state and federal levels. They are the largest business advocacy group in the state.