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Friday, June 1, 2018

2018 First Friday Breakfast-June 1st

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 7:30am to 9:00am
Location: UAFS Smith-Pendergraft Center Reynolds Room 5210 Grand Ave Fort

GUEST SPEAKER


Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

"Why Transformation: How a Smarter, Leaner State Government Fosters Private Sector Job Growth"

Tim Griffin grew up in Magnolia, a fifth-generation Arkansan and the youngest son of a minister and teacher. He was elected the lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and is currently serving his first four-year term.  He is focused on growing jobs through aggressively pursuing economic development, more parental choice in education and boldly reforming state government.

From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority.  In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the House Committee on Ethics and the House Committee on the Judiciary. He also served as an Assistant Whip for the Majority.  In Congress, he advocated for bold tax reform and entitlement reform to grow jobs and reduce the national debt. 

During the Bush Administration, in 2006-2007, Griffin served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and previously as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush at the White House. 

Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, for over 20 years and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He was mobilized to active duty in 2005 as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq, for which he was awarded the Combat Action Badge.  He is currently serving as Acting Commander for the 139th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) in Nashville, Tennessee.  He is also currently pursuing a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

Website: http://public.fortsmithchamber.com/events/details/2018-first-friday-breakfast-june-1st-6785

Fees/Admission:

$18.00 per member
$20.00 non member
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