Mike Beebe Appoints Andrew Parker to Game & Fish Commission

Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed Andrew Parker to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Parker, 37, is the director of governmental affairs for the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and a former attorney for the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission. He also spent more than three years as Beebe's liaison to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and 13 other state agencies, boards and commissions.

"Andrew is one of our bright, up-and-coming Arkansans who has a lifelong love for the outdoors, is an avid hunter, and a conservationist, as well," Beebe said. "He will continue the tradition of insuring the preservation of our natural bounty."

Parker, an Eagle Scout and a 2013 Arkansas Business 40 Under 40 honoree, will serve a seven-year term on the commission. He replaces Ty Patterson.