Joe David Rice was born and grew up in northeast Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and earned his master’s degree in environmental Planning from the University of Illinois. He returned to Arkansas and became the co-owner of an outfitting business on the Buffalo National River. He left that position to become the state of Arkansas tourism director. He served the state in that position for thirty years.
Rice has testified before a US Senate committee on behalf of the Arkansas Wilderness Act, has been published in the American Photographer magazine and written two books: Arkansas Backstories, Volume One and Two.
Jim Dailey serves as the Tourism Director for the State of Arkansas. A Little Rock native, Dailey graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and served for more than 20 years as an elected official, 14 of those as mayor of Little Rock from 1993 to 2006. He worked to expand the Statehouse Convention Center, build Verizon Arena and create the River Rail and Big Dam Bridge projects. After serving as mayor, he worked as a broker/consultant with Flake & Kelley Commercial Real Estate
Terry Hartwick, Mayor of North Little Rock, Arkansas and Former Director of North Little Rock Parks and Recreation, will appear on Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy this Friday at 2 p.m. on KABF 88.3 FM. As a lifelong resident of North Little Rock and graduate of North Little Rock High School, Hartwick has spent a great deal of his life serving his home town. After graduation from high school, Hartwick attended the University of Central Arkansas and served in the United States Air Force. He is a Veteran of Foreign Wars. Hartwick began his professional career as Sales Manager for Haverty Furniture Company in 1975 and was elected to the prestigious “Wall of Fame” for being one of the top 20 sales people nationwide for Haverty Stores.
In 1984, Hartwick was elected Mayor of the City of North Little Rock and served as Mayor until 1989. After serving as Mayor, Hartwick returned to Haverty’s as Manager of the North Little Rock division.