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Herschel Cleveland to depart from state computer agency

Posted By on Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 10:23 AM

Former House Speaker Herschel Cleveland, resigned as deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems Friday, effective July 1, the agency announced in a news release.

He lasted about five months longer than I expected in the Hutchinson administration. He joined the agency in 2007 and served as interim director from October 2014 to January 2015, when new Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed a longtime Republican operative on Secretary of State Mark Martin's staff, Mark Myers, to head the agency.

The news release included warm words by Cleveland ("pleasure to serve under two administrations') and by Myers ("reputation as a leader and public servant").

Cleveland was interim after the departure of Claire Bailey amid criticisms about the cost and quality of the agency's service, particularly for public schools.

Cleveland, 69, made about $100,000 a year. That salary will be used to set his retirement pay for years in that job, as legislator and some other jobs in government.

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