Frank D. Scott Jr., 29, a master’s of business administration alumnus of UALR’s College of Business, has been named to the Arkansas Highway Commission.
Scott’s appointment was announced during a press conference given by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Oct. 17. He replaces John Burkhalter, who resigned to seek the democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.
Scott is an executive with First Security Bank and a former member of Beebe’s policy staff.
Beebe said he had seen Scott grow “from an eager young man to an experienced, knowledgeable and fair-minded professional” and added, “I know Frank will make the most of this opportunity.”
Scott spent five years as Beebe’s director of intergovernmental affairs. His new appointment runs through Jan. 14, 2017.
He serves on both the UALR Alumni Association Board of Directors and the UALR Management Business Advisory Council.
Scott also serves as a board member of the Little Rock Port Authority, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, Better Community Development Inc., Walk It Out (chairman), and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Learn more about Scott and other UALR graduates online at the Grads@Work site.