Governor makes appointment to Board of Corrections; reappoints two to Racing Commission

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Gov. Sarah Sanders announced the following appointments on Friday (Jan. 26):

Alcoholic Beverage Control Board
Hannah Ray, Little Rock, to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Term expires January 14, 2030. Replaces Pamela DePriest.

Arkansas Black History Commission
Caleb Williams, Pine Bluff, to the Arkansas Black History Commission. Term expires January 14, 2030. Replaces Elise Hampton.

Board of Corrections
Jamol Jones, Benton, to the Board of Corrections by designation as the Chair of the Post-Prison Transfer Board. To serve at the will of the Governor. Replaces John Felts.

Arkansas Board of Hearing Instrument Dispensers
Dr. Kelly Linton, Van Buren, to the Arkansas Board of Hearing Instrument Dispensers. Term expires on July 31, 2026. Replaces Zachary Ward.

Timothy Kajdan, Clarksville, to the Arkansas Board of Hearing Instrument Dispensers. Term expires on July 31, 2026. Previously vacant position.

Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission
Clay Maxey, Mountain Home, to the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission. Term expires on January 14, 2030. Replaces Mitchell Ward.

Arkansas Racing Commission
Alex Lieblong, Conway, to the Arkansas Racing Commission. Term expires on January 14, 2029. Reappointment.

Michael Post, Altus, to the Arkansas Racing Commission. Term expires on January 14, 2029. Reappointment.

Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training
Terry DeWitt, Arkadelphia, to the Arkansas State Board of Athletic Training. Term expires January 14, 2027. Reappointment.

Arkansas State Claims Commission
Dee Holcomb, Pine Bluff, to the Arkansas State Claims Commission. Term expires January 14, 2029. Replaces Courtney Baird.

Paul Morris, Rogers, to the Arkansas State Claims Commission. Term expires January 14, 2029. Reappointment.

Arkansas State Medical Board
Dr. Jonathan Reding, Little Rock, to the Arkansas State Medical Board. Term expires December 31, 2028. Replaces Dr. Matthew Sellers.

Arkansas State Police Commission
Steve Edwards, Marianna, to the Arkansas State Police Commission. Term expires January 14, 2031. Reappointment.

Arkansas Waterways Commission
Clint Gatson, Lakeview, to the Arkansas Waterways Commission. Term expires January 14, 2031. Replaces Jeff Rutledge.

Board of Trustees of Arkansas Tech University
Jim Smith, Fayetteville, to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Tech University. Term expires January 14, 2029. Reappointment.

Board of Trustees of the Arkansas State University System
Jerry Morgan, Jonesboro, to the Board of Trustees of the Arkansas State University System. Term expires January 14, 2031. Reappointment.

Board of Trustees of the University of Central Arkansas
Kelley Erstine, Conway, to the Board of Trustees of the University of Central Arkansas. Term expires January 14, 2031. Replaces Cornell Maltbia.

Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission
Vickie Egleston, Arkadelphia, to the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission. Term expires January 14, 2029. Replaces Jon Simpson.

State Crime Laboratory Board
Sheriff Rodney Wright, Benton, to the State Crime Laboratory Board. Term expires January 14, 2031. Replaces Tim Helder.

HVACR Licensing Board
Cecil Corning, Morrilton, to the HVACR Licensing Board. Term expires June 30, 2026. Replaces Jeffrey Webb.

Steven Watts, Conway, to the HVACR Licensing Board. Term expires June 30, 2026. Replaces Everett Dean.

Post-Prison Transfer Board
Lona McCastlain, Austin, to the Post-Prison Transfer Board. Term expires January 14, 2031. Reappointment.

Jamol Jones, Benton, designated as the Chair of the Post-Prison Transfer Board. To serve at the will of the Governor. Replaces John Felts as Chair.

State Board of Barber Examiners
Aaron Jackson, Benton, to the State Board of Barber Examiners. Term expires June 30, 2029. Replaces Thomas McArthur.

State Board of Collection Agencies
Edward Vance, Benton, to the State Board of Collection Agencies. Term expires January 1, 2026. Reappointment.

State Emergency Response Commission
Judge Marvin Day, Jonesboro, to the State Emergency Response Commission. Term expires January 14, 2027. Replaces Robert McGowen.

Barry Brandt, Little Rock, to the State Emergency Response Commission. Term expires January 14, 2027. Replaces Skot Covert.

Jason Morris, Holiday Island, to the State Emergency Response Commission. Term expires January 14, 2027. Reappointment.