Huckabee Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business staff  on Friday, Jun. 24, 2005 1:56 pm  

Gov. Mike Huckabee on Thursday appointed the following people to state boards and commissions:

  • Leyden Pugh of Lake Village to the Catfish Promotion Board. Pugh, the manager of family farming operations at Portland, was reappointed and will serve until June 30, 2007.

  • William Troutt of Lake Village to the Catfish Promotion Board. Troutt, a manager for the Alice Sidney Farms near Dermott, will serve until June 30, 2007. He was reappointed.

  • Jerald Williamson of Lake Village to the Catfish Promotion Board. Williamson, a catfish farmer, will serve until June 30, 2007. He was reappointed.

  • Jim Porter of Little Rock to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission. Porter, an entertainment booking agent, replaces Bruce Biggin and will serve until Aug. 13, 2007.

  • James Miles of Rogers to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission. Miles, a logistics analyst for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, replaces Ernesto Diaz and will serve until Aug. 13, 2007.

  • Patricia Turman of Paragould to the Cosmetology Board. Turman, who is retired, will serve until June 1, 2010. She was reappointed.

  • Steve Lux of Pine Bluff to the Workforce Investment Board. Lux, the vice president of operations for Central Moloney Inc., will serve until June 1, 2009. He was reappointed.

  • Larry Featherstone of Little Rock to the Workforce Investment Board. Featherstone, the president of All Seasons Carpet & Cleaning Services Inc., will serve until June 1, 2009. He was reappointed.

  • Coy Arnold of De Queen to the Sevier County Quorum Court as the justice of the peace for District 6. Arnold, the pastor of First Baptist Church at Horatio, replaces Maudeen Brinkley and will serve until Dec. 31.

  • Lawrence Pickard of Cammack Village to the Transitional Employment Assistance Transition Work Group. Pickard, a program administrator for the Little Rock Workforce Investment Board, will serve a life term in this newly created position.

  • Michael Leach of Little Rock to the Transitional Employment Assistance Transition Work Group. Leach, a public policy program director for the Southern Good Faith Fund of Pine Bluff, will serve a life term in this newly created position.

  • Lucy Ralston of Fayetteville to the Board of Workforce Education and Career Opportunities. Ralston, who is self-employed, will serve until June 30, 2012. She was reappointed.

  • Justin Morris of Springdale to the Wine Producers Council. Morris, the director of the Institute of Food Science & Engineering at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, will serve until March 1, 2008. He was reappointed.

  • Edie Twitty of Little Rock to the Board of Massage Therapy. Twitty, a massage therapist, replaces Charles Harper and will serve until June 7, 2008.

  • Matthew Frederick of Little Rock to the Social Work Licensing Board. Frederick, the director of clinical services at the Destined to Win Second Chance Youth Ranch at Bryant, will serve until June 30, 2008. He was reappointed.

  • Nikki Bradley of Fayetteville to the Appraisers Licensing & Certification Board. Bradley, the owner of Belote & Associates of Fayetteville, will serve until Jan. 15, 2008. She was reappointed.

  • Alvie Ashcraft of Wynne to the Kidney Disease Commission. Ashcraft, who is retired, replaces Timothy Watson and will serve until Jan. 14, 2009.

  • Steven Dalrymple of White Hall to the Sentencing Commission. Dalrymple, the prosecuting attorney for the 11th-West Judicial District, will serve until May 15, 2010. He was reappointed.

  • Wayne Edwards of Lake Village to the Towing & Recovery Board. Edwards, the owner of Wayne Edwards Parts & Service, will serve until June 24, 2008. He was reappointed.

  • Carlton Jones of Texarkana to the Institutional System Board. Jones, the deputy prosecuting attorney for the 8th-South Judicial District, will serve until June 20, 2012. He was reappointed.

  • Billy Fly of Stuttgart to the Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission. Fly, a farmer, will serve until June 30, 2011. He replaces Prince Claybrook.

  • George French of Hot Springs Village as interim director of the state Department of Workforce Education. French will replace Steve Franks, who was appointed Monday as the chancellor of Southern Arkansas University Tech at East Camden. Franks will begin his duties July 1.

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