June 11, 2024 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Statehouse Convention Center Little Rock
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Glen Howie

Glen Howie, 37
State Broadband Director
Arkansas Department of Commerce
Little Rock
Professional achievements
• Senior policy analyst, Louisiana Office of Broadband Development.
• Secured $180 million in federal funding for broadband infrastructure in Louisiana.
• Led Arkansas to become the ninth state in the country to have its $122 million Capital Projects Fund plans approved by the U.S. Treasury Department.
• Leading planned broadband infrastructure projects in 12 Arkansas counties.
 
Community involvement 
Member, Christ Episcopal Church, Little Rock; participant in philanthropic activities in Little Rock.
 
First job and lessons learned 
“My first job was pulling red rice in south Louisiana, which means pulling rice-like weeds out of rice fields before sunrise. Traveling the Arkansas Delta during a broadband roadshow brings back fond childhood memories and lessons learned from that first job. I not only saw firsthand the hard work necessary by farmers to put food on the table, but also the reward of a hard day’s work.” 
 
Professional inspiration 
“I find it inspiring to work on such critical economic and societal issues like broadband, one that is truly a nonpartisan issue that brings people together from all walks of life to find commonsense solutions.” 
 

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