Andrew Parker Commission Chairman | 2014-2021
Beginning in 2012, Andrew Parker has served as the Director of Governmental Affairs for the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce / Associated Industries of Arkansas. Since coming aboard, Parker has focused his efforts on promoting and advocating for a constructive business climate for the organizations’ roughly 1,400 business and manufacturing members located across Arkansas. In addition to his legal and lobbying responsibilities, Andrew is the architect of the State Chamber Foundation’s Be Pro. Be Proud. Initiative and also as the Director of the Chamber’s Leadership Arkansas program. Before joining the State Chamber/AIA, Parker served as Regulatory Counsel at the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission and spent over ten years working directly with Governor Mike Beebe, from the time he was Senate President through his first term as Governor of Arkansas.
In July, 2014, Andrew was appointed to a seven-year term on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and is an advocate for the protection and enhancement of the State’s natural areas for the benefit of the State and its hunting and fishing enthusiasts. Parker received a law degree from the UALR Bowen School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Arkansas State University. Parker is actively involved with both community and professional organizations and is married with one son.
Parker’s term will expire July 1, 2021. He replaces Ty Patterson of Texarkana whose term expired.
Arkansas State Chamber, 1200 West Capitol Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201
501-210-4202 | Andrew.Parker@agfc.ar.gov