By Associated Press - Wednesday, December 12, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas’ parks and tourism director is leaving the agency to take a job with Bentonville-based Walmart.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s office announced Wednesday that Kane Webb is resigning as head of the state Department of Parks and Tourism at the end of the year. Webb will become director of executive communications at Walmart.

Hutchinson named Cynthia Dunlap, the department’s chief fiscal officer, as its interim director.

Webb is a former speechwriter and adviser to Hutchinson who was named the department’s director in November 2015. Webb previously was a longtime journalist who worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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