Randy Zook is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries of Arkansas. Prior to taking the helm of the State Chamber/AIA, Randy was the Deputy Director of Administration and Finance for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. For 34 years, he worked for Atlantic Envelope Company of Atlanta, Georgia, a $200-million manufacturer of custom-printed envelopes and business products, serving as President and CEO of the company from 1989 to 2004. He is currently serving on the boards of KIPP Schools in Helena-West Helena, Junior Achievement of Arkansas and McGehee Farm & Real Estate Co. He and his wife, Diane, have three grown children and five above-average grandchildren.
Kenneth R. Hall, J.D.
Executive Vice President
As chief lobbyist, Kenny represents the positions of the two organizations on issues related to, and focusing on, the enhancement of a quality business climate in Arkansas before selected government entities, including the legislature, the governor's office and various state agencies, committees and boards. He helps develop and implement State Chamber/AIA legislative strategies and is responsible for enlisting support for these goals. Kenny coordinates the activities of the State Chamber/AIA issue committees.
Senior Vice President – Programs
Susie oversees the State Chamber/AIA’s membership and programs, including Leadership Arkansas, and continues her roles as Executive Director of the Arkansas Economic Developers (AED) and the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). She is responsible for enriching and adding to AED and ACCE programs, providing services to local chambers including: coordinating board retreats, implementing programs, providing consulting services, strategic planning, membership development, fund-raising programs and assisting with membership services and initiatives.
Director of Governmental Affairs
Angela works with the Executive Vice President to enhance the business climate in Arkansas by representing the positions of the two organizations before entities that include the following: committees, boards, various state agencies, the governor's office and the legislature. She helped the State Chamber/AIA establish a permanent presence in Northwest Arkansas by moving there in 2007. Angela works out of an office at the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.
Director of Governmental Affairs
Andrew, a licensed attorney and graduate of the William H. Bowen School of Law, is part of the governmental affairs team of Kenny Hall and Angela DeLille and works to enhance the business climate in Arkansas by representing the positions of the two organizations before entities that include the following: committees, boards, various state agencies, the governor's office and the legislature. Andrew previously served as Regulatory Counsel for the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission.
Director of Communications
Jeff is responsible for developing, directing and overseeing the State Chamber/AIA’s general marketing, communications and branding, publications, website and other electronic communications technology, media and public relations. He also works to secure non-dues revenue via advertising and sponsorships. Jeff has extensive experience in the media, for-profit and non-profit sectors.
Director of Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Holly, a licensed attorney and graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law, is responsible for conducting research, policy development and education, public speaking, fundraising, and building grassroots support for civil justice reform. Prior to joining the State Chamber Foundation, she worked as the Communications Director for the Republican Party of Arkansas. She also worked in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Sen. John Boozman, serving as Professional Staff/Counsel on the Senate Commerce Committee and serving as a Legislative Assistant in Boozman’s office.
Manager, Scheduling & Events
Deb coordinates many of the details of the organizations' events and scheduling, while also supporting its communications and marketing efforts. A former teacher, she performs, coordinates and oversees technical and office administrative duties in support of the President & CEO.
Membership Development Representative
Marcus is responsible for new business development and retention of existing State Chamber/AIA members. He previously worked for the City of Dallas, Texas, as the executive assistant to the director of development services.
Manager, Event Sponsorship
Bill is responsible for sales of sponsorships to State Chamber/AIA members. He previously worked as Vice President Membership Development for the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce.
Program Director, Governor’s Quality Award
Sue plans, organizes, directs and coordinates programs and activities of the Governor’s Quality Award program, which was developed to provide opportunities for all organizations in the state to measure their progress in the journey of performance excellence. A former small business owner, she is responsible for cultivation and management of volunteers and cultivation of award applicants as well as corporate donors.
Carol works the front desk and is Administrative Assistant to Chamber staff. She brings extensive experience in legal, banking, and retail industries.