August 2019 Magazine

From Our Publisher: Governor Off To Good Start With Reorganized Cabinet


It truly is something to see Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s vision for the State of Arkansas come together from the top. Starting with his diversely reorganized cabinet leadership, Hutchinson has a good start.

Uniquely, seven of his 15 cabinet positions are headed by women. This month’s cover features a recognizable and notable leader in Stacy Hurst, the newly appointed Secretary of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. Hurst is the first such secretary, as the governor combined the departments. Hurst will oversee the largest division of state government. 

It was no coincidence AMP chose Hurst to grace the cover, as her longstanding commitment to her home state continues to shine.

Also this month, AMP takes a deep dive into Arkansas education, highlighting not only the state’s progress report, but the institutions of higher learning that contribute to the overall success of matriculates. A note from Department of Education Secretary Johnny Key points out the need to “strengthen the teacher pipeline” in Arkansas, and his plan to do just that. Finally, AMP looks into the public vs. private debate for parents. 

AMP continues to showcase the best of Arkansas business and industry. Reach out to me for story ideas and inquiries on how we can help introduce your company to the state, celebrate professional success or honor your company team on work well done. Email

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