Workforce Services

Arkansas Workforce Development Board Members

Arkansas Workforce Development Board

Governor Asa Hutchinson

Chairperson Tom Anderson

Vice-Chairperson Scott Bull


Executive Committee

Chairperson Tom Anderson

Strategic Committee

Chairperson Karen Breashears

Program & Performance Evaluation

Chairperson Abby Houseworth

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Oversight Committee

Chairperson George Nunnally


Anderson, ThomasBusinessT. A. Holdings, LLC
Baxter, JosephState Agency Director of a WIOA Core ProgramArkansas Rehabilitation Services
Blaylock, LenBusinessGeneral Dynamics
Breashears, KarenLabor-Apprenticeship ProgramNational Apprenticeship Training Foundation
Bull, ScottBusinessPace Industries Inc.
Crawford, MilesBusinessBOSS, LLC dba Work Fort Smith
Childers, CharisseState Agency Director of a WIOA Core ProgramArkansas Division of Workforce Services
Ellison, BrandonCounty JudgeCounty Judge
Finegan, RandyBusinessD & R Finegan Investments, LLC
Griffin, JeffBusinessDassault Falcon Jet
Henderson, RandyBusinessNucor Steel Arkansas
Houseworth, AbbyBusinessHoliday Inn- Blytheville
Hutchinson, AsaGovernorState of Arkansas
Ives, RebeccaBusinessLockheed Martin Corporation
Johnson, CharlesBusinessEnviro Tech
Key, JohnnyTraining or Education of Eligible YouthArkansas Department of Education
Lawrence, CandiceBusinessArkansas State Chamber of Commerce
Little, HolleyBusinessFirst Staff Inc.
Markham, MariaTraining or Education of Eligible YouthArkansas Department of Higher Education
Marsh, BrianCommunity – Based OrganizationGoodwill Arkansas
Miles, TreniaState Agency Director of a WIOA Core ProgramAdult Education
Nunnally, GeorgeBusinessGeorge Nunnally Chevrolet
Preston, MikeEconomic DevelopmentArkansas Economic Development Commission
Roberson, JulieBusinessCanfor Southern Pine
Sanders, JamesCity MayorArkansas Municipal League
Sharp, KelleyLabor-Apprenticeship ProgramUniversity of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Thorne, RobertBusinessRobert Thorne LLC
Williams-Stokes, CassondraState Agency Director of a WIOA Core ProgramDivision of State Services for the Blind
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