LITTLE ROCK – Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was announced today as the National Chair of Lieutenant Governors for Million Women Mentors, an initiative that seeks to support the engagement of two million Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors to increase the interest and confidence of girls and young women in STEM programs and careers by 2020. The announcement was made at the Million Women Mentors Summit in Washington, D.C. Griffin had previously been the Honorary Chair of Million Women Mentors for the State of Arkansas. Griffin said the following about his new role:
“I am honored and excited to use this platform to continue to promote STEM educational and career opportunities for all Arkansans, but particularly for young women, who are underrepresented in these fields. The work I am partnering with Million Women Mentors to accomplish is critical to helping Arkansas grow jobs and developing the workforce needed to fill the jobs of tomorrow."
About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin
Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 20 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Lieutenant Colonel Griffin is currently pursuing a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.