Eddie Drilling, Bill Hannah Elected to Lead State Chamber, Associated Industries

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 3:47 pm  

Eddie Drilling has been elected chairman of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Bill Hannah has been elected chairman of the Associated Industries of Arkansas for two-year terms beginning on Jan. 1.

Drilling is the president of the Arkansas Division of AT&T Arkansas in Little Rock. Hannah is chief executive officer of Nabholz Construction Corporation of Conway.

Other State Chamber officers who were elected to two-year terms during last week's 82nd State Chamber/AIA Annual Meeting in Little Rock include:

  • Gary Head, Signature Bank of Arkansas, vice chairman
  • Phil Baldwin, Southern Bancorp Inc., treasurer
  • Maggie Sans, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., vice chairman
  • George Wheatley, Waste Management of Arkansas, vice chairman
  • Mike Callan, Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation, vice chairman
  • Randy Wilbourn, Martin-Wilbourn Partners LLC, past chairman
  • Hugh McDonald, Entergy Arkansas Inc., past chairman. 

Additional AIA officers who were also elected last week include:

  • Russ Bragg, OK Industries Inc., vice chairman
  • Bill Reed, Riceland Foods Inc., vice chairman
  • Steve Cousins, Lion Oil Company, vice chairman
  • Ken Kimbro, Tyson Foods Inc., vice chairman
  • Ray Dillon, Deltic Timber Corp., past chairman
  • Benny Baker, International Paper Container Division, past chairman

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas are private, non-profit corporations, which are totally funded by member dues.



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