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Hutchinson Announces Formation of Team for State Government Transformation

Gov. Asa Hutchinson today announced the formation of the Transformation Transition Team, a team of state employees who will assist with the implementation of the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019, which the Governor signed into law this afternoon. 
The Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019 authorizes the reduction of the number of cabinet-level agencies from 42 to 15 and accomplishes the largest reorganization of state government in almost 50 years.
“Today was a historic day as I signed the Transformation and Efficiencies Act of 2019,” Hutchinson said. “This is a significant accomplishment that sets Arkansas on the right course to better serve her citizens. But this legislation is just the beginning. We have a long road ahead as we work to implement these changes to transform state government. 
“I have put together this team to ensure a smooth transition in the upcoming months. I carefully selected the members of the transition team and am confident that each member’s unique experience and expertise will be a valuable asset as we make history by reforming the way state government operates.”
The transformation transition team will operate at no additional cost to the state. The members of the team will serve in concurrence with their current state agency positions and will receive no additional compensation. The team will use office space in the Union Plaza Building at no additional cost to the state. 
The Transformation Transition Team will begin its work on Monday, April 15, 2019, and will continue operations no later than July 31, 2019.
Members of the team are:
  • Amy Fecher – Chair
    Governor’s Office – Office of Transformation
    Arkansas Economic Development Commission 
  • Betty Anderson
    Arkansas Economic Development Commission
  • Chad Brown
    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration – Office of State Procurement
  • Charlie Collins
    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration
  • Steve Goode
    Arkansas Tobacco Control
  • Solomon Graves
    Arkansas Department of Corrections
  • Jay Harton
    Arkansas Department of Information Systems
  • Danni Hoeffer
    Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration – Alcoholic Beverage Control
  • Conley Hurst
    Governor’s Office
  • Alex Johnston
    Arkansas Economic Development Commission
  • Caleb Osborne
    Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
  • Steven Porch
    Arkansas Department of Career Education
  • Ann Purvis
    Arkansas Department of Health
  • Mitch Rouse
    Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
  • Phillip Warriner
    Arkansas State Police
  • Brooke Woodward
    Governor’s Office – Office of Transformation

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