Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced Bruce Holland, former Executive Director of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission, as the new Executive Director of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.
Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced Bruce Holland, former Executive Director of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission, as the new Executive Director of the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. Bruce Holland has been Executive Director of the Arkansas Livestock & Poultry Commission since January of 2015. Holland previously served 4 years as a State Senator representing seven counties in Western Arkansas. During his Senate tenure, Holland was appointed Assistant President Pro Tempore and served as Chairman of the Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee. As such, Holland directed and reviewed State matters associated with agriculture, livestock, forestry, natural resources, levees and drainage, as well as rivers and harbors fostering a close relationship with the Federal Natural Resources and Conservation Services. Previous work history includes, among other responsibilities: Casting Department and Quality Assurance Supervisor for Gerdau MacSteel aerospace and automobile steel mill in Ft. Smith and self-employment as an Arkansas cattle rancher. Holland currently serves as Council Secretary and Chairman of Policies & Resolutions with Land O Lakes Corporation Governance Council representing 14 states from California to Alabama. He is former Chairman of the Farm Service Agency County Committee for Crawford, Scott and Sebastian Counties; former President of the Sebastian County Farm Bureau; Board member of Sebastian County Historical Society; member of the NRA and the National Wild Turkey Federation. Holland attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where he majored in Chemical Engineering. Bruce will replace current Executive Director Randy Young who is set to retire effective Friday, July 29.