Governor reappoints Thomas to PSC, adds Rankin to Education panel

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Gov. Asa Hutchinson has reappointed Ted Thomas, chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, to another term on PSC. He added former Miss Arkansas and Gov. Huckabee staff member, Dr. Beth Anne Rankin, to the State Board of Education.

He also announced the following appointments on Wednesday (May 19): 

Ted Thomas, Conway, to the Arkansas Public Service Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2027. Reappointment.

Dr. Beth Anne Rankin, Magnolia, to the State Board of Education. Appointment expires June 30, 2022. Replaces Brett Williamson.

Brett Morgan, Little Rock, to the Parole Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2028. Replaces Abraham Carpenter.

Bill Clary, Conway, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Tech University. Appointment expires January 14, 2026. Replaces Tom Kennedy.

Amy Denton, Roland, to the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Arkansas. Appointment expires January 14, 2028. Replaces Elizabeth Farris.

JoAnne Bush, Lake Village, to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2028. Replaces Ann Cash.

Eddie Glover, Conway, to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2026. Replaces Fred Fowlkes.

Graycen Bigger, Pocahontas, to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Appointment expires May 1, 2025. Replaces Bill Clary.

Dr. Jerry Cash, Harrison, to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Appointment expires May 1, 2026. Replaces Chris Gilliam.

Dr. Kyle Miller, Helena, to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Appointment expires May 1, 2024. Replaces Sherrel Johnson.

Suzett Sparks, Rogers, to the Arkansas Real Estate Commission. Appointment expires December 31, 2023. Replaces Doyle Yates.

Mary Zunick, Hot Springs, to the Board of Visitors for the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts. Appointment expires January 14, 2028. Replaces Steve Faris.

Mary Chambers, North Little Rock, to the Board of Visitors for the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts. Appointment expires January 14, 2022. Replaces Anne Xu.

Tommy Wren, Violet Hill, to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2028. Replaces Ed Mabry.

George Dunklin, Humphrey, to the Arkansas Forestry Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2030. Replaces Bobby Johnson.

Steve Cousins, El Dorado, to the Board of Trustees of South Arkansas Community College. Appointment expires December 31, 2026. Reappointment.

Courtney Crotty, El Dorado, to the Board of Trustees of South Arkansas Community College. Appointment expires December 31, 2026. Replaces Tasha Sinclair.

Scott Street, El Dorado, to the Board of Trustees of South Arkansas Community College. Appointment expires December 31, 2026. Replaces Dr. Kermit Parks.

Nathan Evers, El Dorado, to the Board of Trustees of Southern Arkansas University. Appointment expires January 14, 2026. Replaces Lawrence Bearden.

Laura Winning, Little Rock, to the Board of Trustees of Southern Arkansas University. Appointment expires January 14, 2025. Replaces Gary Golden.

Bobby Glover, Carlisle, to the Board of Corrections. Appointment expires December 31, 2027. Reappointment.

Kevin Case, Little Rock, to the Medical Marijuana Commission. Appointment expires December 31, 2024. Replaces Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman.

Deborah Knox, Mountain Home, to the State Library Board. Appointment expires October 18, 2027. Reappointment.

Dr. Anes Abraham, Blytheville, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Northeastern College. Appointment expires December 31, 2026. Reappointment.

Gordon Miller, Leachville, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Northeastern College. Appointment expires December 31, 2026. Replaces Sandra Kennett.

Randy Scott, Blytheville, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Northeastern College. Appointment expires December 31, 2026. Reappointment.

Alan Curtis, Forrest City, to the Board of Trustees of East Arkansas Community College. Appointment expires December 31, 2026. Reappointment.

Beverly Devazier, Forrest City, to the Board of Trustees of East Arkansas Community College. Appointment expires December 31, 2026. Replaces Carrell Billingsley.

Al Miller, Forrest City, to the Board of Trustees of East Arkansas Community College. Appointment expires December 31, 2026. Reappointment.

Steven Smith, Springdale, to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2027. Reappointment.

Marcus Lamberth, Batesville, to the Arkansas Racing Commission. Appointment expires January 14, 2026. Reappointment.

Jeremy Baltz, Pocahontas, to the Board of Trustees of Black River Technical College. Appointment expires June 30, 2027. Replaces Ruth Ellis.

Bennie Cooper, Melbourne, to the Board of Trustees of Ozarka College. Appointment expires July 1, 2027. Reappointment.

Dr. Kelly Johnson, Springdale, to the Board of Directors of Northwest Technical Institute. Appointment expires June 30, 2025. Replaces Thomas Free.

Darrell Hess, Wynne, to the State Plant Board. Appointment expires March 17, 2022. Replaces John Fricke.

David Hendrix, Jr., Benton, to the Arkansas Tobacco Control Board. Appointment expires July 1, 2025. Replaces Kevin Case.

Kerry Lott, Dardanelle, to the Arkansas Tobacco Control Board. Appointment expires July 1, 2025. Replaces Jay Hickey.

Sam Jackson, Blytheville, to the Division of Aeronautics. Appointment expires November 9, 2025. Reappointment.

Ray Nabholz, Conway, to the Contractors Licensing Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2025. Reappointment.

Don Weaver, Conway, to the Contractors Licensing Board. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Steve Cranford.

Sarah Bennings, Little Rock, to the Capitol Zoning District Commission. Appointment expires May 1, 2022. Replaces Jeff Jenkins.

Beverly Jones, Little Rock, to the Capitol Zoning District Commission. Appointment expires May 1, 2023. Reappointment.

Mike Orndorff, Little Rock, to the Capitol Zoning District Commission. Appointment expires May 1, 2022. Replaces Cassandra Toro.

James Smith, North Little Rock, to the Capitol Zoning District Commission. Appointment expires May 1, 2023. Reappointment.

Vickie Burlsworth, Harrison, to the Arkansas Board of Dispensing Opticians. Appointment expires June 30, 2023. Reappointment.

Dr. Allison Hall, Clarksville, to the Arkansas Board of Dispensing Opticians. Appointment expires June 30, 2023. Reappointment.

Jerry Himes, Helena-West Helena, to the Arkansas Board of Dispensing Opticians. Appointment expires June 30, 2023. Reappointment.

Dr. Eric Rosenbaum, Little Rock, to the State Crime Laboratory Board. Appointment expires January 14, 2028. Reappointment.

Daryl Bassett, Little Rock, to the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas Public Employees’ Retirement System. Appointment expires March 9, 2026. Reappointment.

Derek Scott, Bentonville, to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission. Appointment expires September 1, 2024. Reappointment.

Julius Odom, Bald Knob, to the State Board of Barber Examiners. Appointment expires June 30, 2026. Reappointment.

Dr. Michael Courtney, Hot Springs, to the Arkansas State Chiropractic Examiners. Appointment expires June 9, 2025. Reappointment.

Dr. Bob Carlisle, Benton, to the Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners. Appointment expires September 1, 2025. Replaces Dr. Fred Church.

Sterling Penix, Little Rock, to the State Board of Private Career Education. Appointment expires April 15, 2027. Replaces Joshua Blevins.

Jasmine Wilson, Morrilton, to the State Board of Private Career Education. Appointment expires April 15, 2026. Replaces Danny Knight.

Dr. David Beasley, Jonesboro, to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors. Appointment expires July 1, 2024. Reappointment.

Lorie Tudor, Little Rock, to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors. Appointment expires July 1, 2023. Replaces Scott Bennett.

Dr. Rodney Williams, Fayetteville, to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors. Appointment expires July 1, 2024. Reappointment.

Troy Keeping, Little Rock, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2021. Reappointment.

Hugh McDonald, Little Rock, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2022. Reappointment.

Dr. Keith Vire, Fayetteville, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2022. Reappointment.

Kenneth Calhoun, Carlisle, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2023. Replaces D. Burton Weis.

Scott Copas, Little Rock, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2023. Reappointment.

Stephen Percival, Fayetteville, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2023. Reappointment.

Jeff Standridge, Conway, to the Career Education and Workforce Development Board. Appointment expires June 30, 2023. Reappointment.

Evelyn Keels, De Queen, to the Sevier County Quorum Court, Justice of the Peace for District 2. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Charles Keels.

Andy Johnson, Carthage, to the Dallas County Quorum Court, Justice of the Peace for District 6. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Walter Hawkins.

Jeff Mays, Marshall, to the Searcy County Quorum Court, Justice of the Peace for District 6. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Steve McCallister.

Duane Coatney, Eureka Springs, to the Carroll County Quorum Court, Justice of the Peace for District 4. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Marty Johnson.

Larry Garrett, Magazine, to the Logan County Quorum Court, Justice of the Peace for District 8. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Denny Stone.

Bill Ussery, Springdale, to the Washington County Quorum Court, Justice of the Peace for District 4. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Judith Yanez.

Richard Taylor, Bella Vista, to the Benton County Quorum Court, Justice of the Peace for District 10. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Renona Crowden.

Jenny Whitehead, Magnolia, to the Columbia County Quorum Court, Justice of the Peace for District 11. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Jason Ray.

Brian Fletcher, Paris, to the Logan County Quorum Court, Justice of the Peace for District 5. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Replaces John O’Brien.

Bryan Smith, Newport, to the Jackson County Quorum Court, Justice of the Peace for District 4. Appointment expires December 31, 2022. Replaces Jennifer Ballard.

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