Says, ‘your ingenuity and hard work are building blocks of entrepreneurship and ultimately a healthy economy and job growth’
LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today released the following statement after presenting awards at the Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition:
“Congratulations to each participant of the Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition. Your ingenuity and hard work are building blocks of entrepreneurship and ultimately a healthy economy and job growth. This competition continues to showcase the best and brightest of our young people. Students have more opportunities than ever to create their own business, stay in Arkansas and help grow our economy. Let’s continue to encourage our young entrepreneurs so that we can compete with surrounding states and around the world.”
About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin
Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term 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 18 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. 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.