Daryl E. Bassett is the former Director of the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. He previously served as Director of Business and Commercial Services for the Arkansas Secretary of State. Prior to that service, he was a Commissioner with the Arkansas Public Service Commission for nine years and Chief Economic Development Advisor to former Governor Mike Huckabee.
He is a past President of the Southeastern Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (SEARUC). He has also served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Diversity Committee and was a member of the Financial Research Institute for Columbia College of Business Board of Directors at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Prior to his service in state government, he worked in International and Domestic securities as an Investment Banker with Merrill Lynch. Bassett also currently serves on a number of national Boards of Directors, as well as, civic organizations in Arkansas.
Steven Guntharp began his career in Washington D.C. serving as United States Congressman Jay Dickey’s legislative assistant on Agriculture, Transportation, and Veterans’ Affairs’ issues. After moving back home to Arkansas, Mr. Guntharp served in Governor Mike Huckabee’s administration as Director of Boards and Commissions where he advised the governor on appointments to over 350 state boards. He left public service for a position with Nestle-Purina where he managed a territory comprised of eight states in the southern district along with providing categorical analysis for the NPP Walmart Team. He returned to state government in 2015, first serving as an Assistant Director then later promoted to Chief Deputy Director for the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. In 2019, newly appointed Secretary Daryl Bassett named Mr. Guntharp as Chief of Staff for the Department of Labor and Licensing.
Anita Chance grew up in Conway, graduating from Conway High School in 1989.
She began her career working for Edge Consulting, a division of Acxiom in May 1991 and then transitioned to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office in January of 1996. In 2003 Mrs. Chance was promoted to Production Manager of the Business and Commercial Services Division where she served until January of 2015 when she accepted the position as Executive Assistant to the Director for the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. In 2019, Secretary Daryl Bassett named Mrs. Chance as his Executive Assistant for the Department of Labor and Licensing which consists of 21 independent state boards and commissions and serves on the executive leadership team.
Mrs. Chance is responsible for coordinating office activities with agency Executive Directors and other professional staff, monitors office activities, workflow and ADLL administrative management services.
Ken Anderson has worked in Information Technology for the State of Arkansas for 22 years. A former store manager for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., he is currently the Chief Information Officer for the Department of Labor and Licensing and manages a staff of 14 other IT professionals. He and his wife Donna have been married 38 years and have one daughter, one son and three grandsons (Britni, Sam, Abram, Saul, and Jack). Under his guidance the Department of Labor and Licensing’s Wage and Hour Division won the 2017 Governor’s Quality Award for innovations in the Public Sector Arena. Under Ken’s leadership the Department of Labor and Licensing’s IT Division is broadening the scope of digital transformation at the cabinet.
Denise Oxley previously served as General Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Labor. She was employed by the Department of Labor for over thirty years. She is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, as well as the Employment and Labor Law Section. She served by appointment of the Governor as a chairman of the State Employee Grievance Appeal Panel for many years. Ms. Oxley is a Certified Public Manager. She received her J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law.
Tyler Cain is Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing, and former Deputy CFO for the Arkansas Department of Commerce, Arkansas Division of Workforce Services (ADWS) – Office of Financial Management and Administrative Services. Tyler has worked in governmental accounting & auditing, financial management and leadership for over 41 years.
He is married and a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas, and Faulkner County Leadership Institute, and ADWS Leadership Development III. He has attained his status as both a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and a Certified Public Manager (CPM). He is Past-President of the Central Arkansas Chapter – Association of Government Accountants.
Jocelyn is a native Arkansan, born and raised in Pine Bluff. She and her husband Daniel have been married for ten years and they reside just outside of Pine Bluff with their fur babies. Jocelyn attended college at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, earning her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Jocelyn began her career with the State of Arkansas in 2001, when she was employed with the AR Department of Correction. She has over 20 years of service with the State of Arkansas working in various Human Resources positions. She served ADC in various HR positions for over 14 years and worked for the AR Department of Human Services as the HR Administrator for the Division of Youth Services, and at Southeast AR College as the HR Director. The Potter’s love to fish, travel and spend time with family.
A U.S. Navy veteran, Ralph has a BS in Organizational Management from John Brown University and is a certified Paralegal. His public service background includes holding elected office as a JP in Washington County, serving as District Director for Governor Hutchinson who was then serving as the U.S. Congressman for the 3rd District of Arkansas, Deputy Director of Labor, and as Director of Labor in Arkansas where he manages day-to-day operations of the division. Leading people and solving organizational problems are areas of emphasis in his professional career.
He has been married to the former Melva Gardner from Springdale for over 40 years. Melva is a paralegal for Arvest Mortgage and they have 3 children: Matthew of Indian Land, SC, David of Little Rock, AR, and Lorén of Springdale, AR. They have 8 grandchildren.
Elevator Safety Board – Chairman
Information Network of Arkansas – Chairman
International Association of Electrical Inspectors – Vice Chair
Board of Electrical Examiners
HVAC/R Licensing Board – Secretary
Governor’s Earthquake Preparedness Council
National Association of Amusement Ride Officials – Certified Level 1 Inspector
Jimmy has been with the Board since August of 2010 and is from Malvern, Arkansas. He now lives in Little Rock. Jimmy is an avid Arkansas Razorbacks fan. Contact Jimmy if you have questions about anything Board related. Jimmy can be reached easily via phone or e-mail.
Previously, Mr. Greenbaum was Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Commission. He had been the head of the Adjudication Division for the agency from 1996 to 2017. He joined the Commission in May 1978 as an Administrative Law Judge.
Prior to his joining the AWCC, Mr. Greenbaum worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arkansas, his primary work at the Attorney Generals office was in the Administrative Field representing numerous State regulatory and licensing boards and commissions.
Mr. Greenbaum received his B.S. degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1970 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas, Fayettevile in 1973. Mr. Greenbaum has frequently been appointed to serve as Special Chairman and Special Commissioner of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission by various Governors since joining the Commission in 1978.
He is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary and the Arkansas Association of Administrative Law Judges. His is active in various civic and professional organizations.