Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed two new Arkansas Waterways Commissioners, one with Southeast Arkansas ties.
They are Ouachita River representative Craig Mobley of El Dorado, a native of Warren, and Arkansas River representative Marty Shell of Fort Smith.
Mobley and his wife J.P. moved to El Dorado in 2013. They have two children. He is the executive vice president of First Financial Bank. Mobley serves on the South Arkansas Community College Foundation Board, the El Dorado Works Board and the Agape House Board.
Mobley is also a member of First Baptist Church and a past chairman of Group 4 for the Arkansas Bankers Association, where he also served on the Arkansas Bankers Association Board.
Shell of Fort Smith is a second generation port terminal operator. Shell has been employed by Five Rivers Distribution for the past 24 years being able to work with his father Buck Shell, the founder of Five Rivers Distribution for 15 years.
Shell works with the Fort Smith and Van Buren chambers serving as president for the Van Buren Chamber and political affairs for the Fort Smith Chamber.
Shell also serves as a Civil Service Commissioner for the city of Fort Smith police and fire departments, and is the current Arkansas Oklahoma Port Operators Association president. He and his wife, Shannon, have been married for 20 years and have three children.