Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Airport has four finalists for lobbyist job

Posted By on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 9:48 AM

Ron Mathieu, director of the Little Rock National Airport, has narrowed a second round of applications for the job of director of government relations at the airport to four finalists — all new names — and they'll be interviewed by airport officials Nov. 28 and 29. Times will be set aside each day for the finalists to talk with any airport commissioners interested in meeting them.

Long story short: A previous effort to fill this slot fell apart in a disagreement between Commissioner Tom Schueck and just about everyone else on whether the choice would be Mathieu's (he initially chose gas company PR man Mark Raines) or the commission's to make. Schueck favored former Little Rock City Director Michael Keck for the job, which could pay $135,000 or so. The commission ultimately stood behind Mathieu, though there've been a series of discussions intended to give all a piece of the process.

The finalists:

* Julie Leonard of Little Rock, a lawyer and fund-raising consultant whose resume includes political work for former U.S. Rep. J.C. Watts and Rhode Island Republican candidate Christine Ferguson.

* Shane Carter, a former TV reporter and meteorologist who oversees public relations for the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

* Tracy Horne of Little Rock, a PR consultant whose past employers include Gov. Mike Huckabee, Secretary of State Mark Martin, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin and the Win Rockefeller gubernatorial campaign.

* Shannon Vinson, a Batesville native who's a former Air Force C-130 navigator and public affairs officer and currently working in public affairs in Washington for Northrop Grumman.

Here are the resumes.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Maddie's Place makes a believer out of a skeptic

    After a long hiatus, I return to Maddie's Place in Riverdale and find the food is a lot tastier than I remembered.
    • Aug 19, 2015
  • Lawyers plead for mercy in Fort Smith forum shopping case

    Twelve of the lawyers facing punishment by federal Judge P.K. Holmes in Fort Smith for moving a class action case against an insurance company out of his court to a state court where it was speedily settled have filed their argument against sanctions.
    • Jun 16, 2016
  • The plight of the refugees: Dark episodes in Arkansas

    Ernest Dumas reaches into history, some personal, for moments in Arkansas's view of refugees. It was brought to mind by the current crisis in Europe and the political divisions over whether the U.S. should respond to the needs of the displaced.
    • Sep 22, 2015

Most Shared

Visit Arkansas

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Arkansas is the perfect place to try out this new health trend. Read all about the what, why, where and how here.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation