Our Staff

Randy Zook - President/CEORandy Zook
President/CEO

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 PresidentKenneth 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.     

 



Susie Marks - Senior Vice President - ProgramsSusie Marks
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.     

 


Angela DeLille - Director of Governmental AffairsAngela DeLille
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.

 

 

Andrew Parker
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. 

 



Jeff Thatcher - Director of Communications Jeff Thatcher
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.

 

 

 

Deb Mathis - Manager, Scheduling & Events

Deb Mathis
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.     

 

 

 

Marcus Turley - Membership Development RepresentativeMarcus Turley
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.     

 

 

 

Bill Watson - Sales Representative

Bill Watson
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.     

 

 

 

Sue Weatter - Program Director, Governor’s Quality Award

Sue Weatter
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 Mugerditchian
Administrative Assistant

Carol works the front desk and is Administrative Assistant to Chamber staff.  She brings extensive experience in legal, banking, and retail industries.