Charlie Spakes is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Grocery and Retail Merchants Association. Charlie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Arkansas, Charlie relocated to Little Rock where he graduated from the UALR School of Law.
He joined Governor Asa Hutchinson staff upon his election in 2015.
Charlie was legal advisor for the Boards and Commission office.
He joined AGRMA in 2016 and in 2017 was awarded the national award for government affairs given out by the Grocery Manufactures Association.