Griffin Names Carl Vogelpohl Chief of Staff
Says “He is a well-respected, proven leader with extensive knowledge of our state”
LITTLE ROCK – Lt. Governor Tim Griffin today announced the hiring of Carl Vogelpohl as his Chief of Staff:
“Carl has been among my closest advisors since I launched my first bid for Congress in 2010,” said Griffin. “He is a well-respected, proven leader with extensive knowledge of our state. The timing couldn’t be better for him to rejoin my office as we start the next legislative session.”
"My decision to return to government was predicated on the opportunity to make real change in government and in Arkansas," said Vogelpohl. "Having worked with Lt. Governor Griffin before, I know first-hand his bold conservative leadership and relentless work ethic. That made the decision easy."
An Arkansas native, Vogelpohl led Griffin’s successful congressional campaign in 2010, served as Griffin’s Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director before becoming his Chief of Staff in 2014. After returning to the private sector, he played a prominent role in advising his 2014 campaign for Lt. Governor before returning to public service as the Chief of Staff for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. He returned to his consulting firm in 2018, providing leadership coaching, strategic consulting, analytics, data modeling and innovative digital engagement for clients.
About Lt. Governor Tim Griffin
He was elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. 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. Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps, for over 22 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. In 2005, Griffin was mobilized to active duty as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq. He is currently serving as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Prior to his current post, Griffin served as a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Colonel Griffin holds 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 three children.