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Griffin Names Hannah Bunch Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director

November 05, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CONTACT:
Hannah Bunch, (870) 917-4166
hannah.bunch@arkansas.gov
 
Griffin Names Hannah Bunch Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director
Says Bunch is a 'proven conservative' who brings 'communications and digital experience,’ ’shares my values,' and 'has a passion to serve the people of Arkansas'
 
LITTLE ROCK – Lt. Governor Tim Griffin today announced the hiring of Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director Hannah Bunch:
"I am excited to welcome Hannah Bunch to my team. She is a proven conservative who brings communications and digital experience to the office. She shares my values, has a passion to serve the people of Arkansas, and will be an asset when working with the state legislature."
 
Bunch worked previously as the Community Engagement Director for Americans for Prosperity- Arkansas. She is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. While in college, Bunch served as Vice Chair of Arkansas Federation of College Republicans and Student Body President. She helped found the Northeast Arkansas Reentry Coalition and served as a board member for Options on Main, a pro-life pregnancy resource center in Jonesboro. She has experience in communications, policy research, and building coalitions with diverse groups.
 
"I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve the State of Arkansas by working alongside Lt. Governor Griffin as he serves Arkansans by working to lower taxes, ensuring a fiscally responsible state government, and advancing liberty in our state," said Bunch.
 
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.
 
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