John Selig


Arkansas Department of Human Services

Age: 54

John Selig

John Selig became director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services in 2005. DHS provides a wide range of social services to almost 1 million Arkansans each year through its programs and private providers. Some of the major programs DHS handles include Medicaid and the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. DHS is the largest department of the executive branch of state government and has an annual budget of more than $7.3 billion and more than 7,300 employees.