Arkansas Governor Says Deputy Chief Of Staff Job Split In 2

Jul 7, 2016

Gov. Asa Hutchinson in a file photo from January 2015.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is splitting his deputy chief of staff job into two positions and is promoting his director of constituent services to one of the posts.

Hutchinson's office on Thursday announced that the Republican governor had selected Ateca Williams to serve as his deputy chief of staff for internal operations. Hutchinson's office says a deputy chief for external operations will be named later.

Williams had served as director of special projects for Hutchinson's gubernatorial campaign two years ago, and has also worked for the Memphis and Little Rock housing authorities.

Jon Gilmore, Hutchinson's former deputy chief of staff, announced he was stepping down last month for a job in the private sector.