Randy directs the operation of the State Chamber/AIA, which serves as the home of Arkansas’s business community. He previously was Deputy Director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. A native of McGehee, Randy is a 1966 graduate of the University of Arkansas where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining AEDC, he spent nearly 34 years with the Atlantic Envelope Company of Atlanta, serving as president and chief executive officer of the $200 million company from 1989 to 2004. After his retirement, he began his second career involved in economic development efforts. In 2006, he served as chairman of the Central Ozarks Task Force for Economic Development.
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.
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.
Joanne works the front desk answering calls, developing databases, distributing mail and depositing checks – among other duties. A former special education teacher, she also has chamber and volunteer experience.