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Bill Luther

Bill Luther

President & CEO

Bill Luther, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas. He is a Certified Professional Community and Economic Developer, a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas, Licensed Pilot, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, a graduate of the Mid-South Basic Economic Development Course and a graduate of LeadAR Class 14. In March of 2014, Bill was inducted into the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineers. Bill has served on numerous boards and commissions including METROPLAN (the Central Arkansas Metropolitan Planning board), chair for the United Way of Union County, chair of the El Dorado–Union County Chamber of Commerce and vice chair of the El Dorado Water Utilities Commission. He presently serves on the Arkansas State Board of Election Commissioners, the Golden Triangle Economic Development Council and as a class director for the Community Development Institute Central at UCA. Bill retired from Entergy on February 28, 2018. Bill, together with the Mayor of El Dorado and the Union County Judge, are working in job development, job recruitment and job expansion for the community.
Brandon Barnette

Brandon Barnette

Economic Development Project Manager

Brandon Barnette graduated from Henderson State University with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. Brandon is currently working with Mike Dumas to obtain necessary training and education in economic development. Brandon assists with final preparations for special economic development meetings and projects. Brandon manages the day to day activities of the Union County Industrial Board and El Dorado Development Corporation properties. Brandon updates the Arkansas Site Selection website for Union County, Arkansas listing all available commercial and industrial sites. Brandon is responsible for updating and maintaining the GrowElDorado.com website.
Jaren Books

Jaren Books

Membership & Events Coordinator

Jaren graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aviation Management. Jaren is responsible for the sales of new memberships as well as retention of existing members. He helps develop the strategic direction for the organization’s growth within the membership area. Jaren also oversees the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce events. He helps organize, plan, and develop the many events they host.
Kaitlyn Rigdon

Kaitlyn Rigdon

Marketing & Finance Coordinator

Kaitlyn Rigdon graduated from Henderson State University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and a minor in Communications. As the Chamber’s Marketing & Finance Coordinator, Kaitlyn is responsible for conveying the Chamber’s internal and external messages, including managing the Chamber’s social media accounts. As finance coordinator, Kaitlyn handles membership dues and any other finance responsibilities that arise. Kaitlyn resides in El Dorado and is originally from Commerce, Texas.

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