- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson has picked two more people to fill spots at two state agencies.

Charisse Childers of Little Rock will replace departing Department of Career Education Director Bill Walker, whose salary was around $153,000 a year.

Childers is the executive director of the Accelerate Arkansas economic development group and has worked there for nine years. Hutchinson said he has no doubt that Childers will do well in the position.

Attorney Leon Jones Jr. of Fayetteville will become director of the state Department of Labor from Ricky Belk, whose salary was almost $129,000 a year. Hutchinson said Jones has the experience needed to lead the state agency.

Hutchinson is set to be sworn in Tuesday, with his inaugural address to follow from the steps of the Capitol.


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