Marie Holder of Little Rock was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to fulfill the term of the late Commissioner Tom Schueck, and to serve a second term. Her service began when she took the Oath of Office on March 17, 2020. Her term will expire in January of 2031.
Commissioner Holder is an investor and owner of several companies across Arkansas. She is an ordained elder of Second Presbyterian Church where she has also served as Deacon, Moderator and member of various committees over the past eighteen years.
She was proud to serve Arkansas as a member of the Arkansas State Medical Board. Holder is a past Executive Director of the Republican Party of Arkansas, Director of AsaPAC, and Finance Director of Governor Hutchinson’s 2018 re-election campaign. She also worked as Deputy Press Secretary to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. Holder grew up in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She earned a B.A. in English and Journalism from the University of Mississippi. She and her husband Ryan live in Little Rock with their two daughters.