WASHINGTON– The U.S. Senate unanimously voted to confirm Chris Caldwell to serve as the Federal Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority.

Caldwell, a seventh-generation Arkansan and member of U.S. Senator John Boozman’s staff, was nominated to lead the DRA by President Trump earlier this year. Raised on a cattle ranch in Central Arkansas, he currently resides in Little Rock where he has been serving as the Director of Special Projects on Boozman’s Senate staff.

“Chris brings so much to the table. He’s a tenacious, committed public servant who has a strong sense of duty to the region. He understands what it takes to bring economic growth to our communities and will excel in this role. I truly believe that great things are in store for the entire delta region with Chris at the helm of the DRA,” Boozman said.

The DRA — a federal-state partnership that works to improve regional economic opportunity in the Mississippi River Delta Region — is led by a board comprised of the Federal Co-Chairman and the governors of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Caldwell has extensive experience in political campaigns, most recently managing Boozman’s successful reelection campaign. He has also served on several other campaigns including Governor Mike Huckabee’s 2008 presidential bid and Senator Tim Hutchinson’s 2002 campaign.

Beyond his political and government service, Caldwell has held various roles in the private sector and is an active volunteer in his community. He graduated with a B.A. in Communications from the University of Arkansas’s J. William Fulbright School.