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Tom Anderson announced new county administrator

Posted: July 19, 2013 - 9:11am
Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson welcomes Tom Anderson as new county administrator.
Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson welcomes Tom Anderson as new county administrator.

Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson announced Tom Anderson as the new county administrator Friday morning.

Anderson is a retired colonel from the Air National Guard, leading the 188th Fighter Wing in Fort Smith, before his retirement.

Under his leadership, the 188th Fighter Wing was awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. His leadership also brought the unit through a conversion from F-16s to A-10s, which culminated in a highly successful deployment to Afghanistan.

“He is a very effective leader, clearly, and we are excited about his ability to lead people and to lead our organization in projects large and small,” Dodson said. “He’s demonstrated the ability to do that throughout his career in the Air National Guard.”

Anderson is a native of El Paso, Ark. and has lived in Conway since 1998. He graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. In 1995, he earned his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. He was also a member of the Law Journal and was admitted to the Arkansas Bar that same year.

Anderson is set to officially start his new position Aug. 19.

(Staff writer Angela Spencer can be reached by email at angela.spencer@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1212. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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reader 07/19/13 - 10:40 am
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Who is who in the photo?

I haven't met either man nor recall seeing their photo before. On the surface it appears to be the good selection of a qualified administrator.

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TracyWinchell 07/19/13 - 12:43 pm
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Excellent choice!

Col. Anderson is quiet, confident, and capable. He's also fair-minded and family oriented. Excellent at details and big-picture thinking. Congratulations, citizens of Faulkner County! You've got a fine man on your payroll. He's a pretty decent baseball coach, too.

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Mileamore 07/20/13 - 05:21 pm
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Good choice

Looks like a good choice for the county. Didn't he founder MySpace? Or was that another Tom Anderson?

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