Dierks native tapped for Republican Party executive seat
LITTLE ROCK – The Republican Party of Arkansas recently announced the promotion of Megan Tollett as its next executive director. Tollett, who begins her tenure immediately, served as the party’s political director since May of 2010. She was named executive director at a party executive committee meeting Feb. 2.
Tollett, a Howard County native from Dierks, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Henderson State University with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in political science in 2007. She also holds a masters of business administration from HSU.
“I am incredibly honored to be given the opportunity to serve the Republican Party in this capacity. As a young woman from south Arkansas, I feel that I will bring a unique perspective to the position of executive director. This is an exciting time for the state party after our historic election cycle in 2012, and I look forward to the prospect of electing more Republicans across the state in 2014,” said Tollett.
“Megan has been an integral part of the Republican Party’s success as it achieved a majority after 138 years. Mrs. Tollett having grown up in rural Arkansas embodies the values and beliefs of everyday hardworking Arkansas taxpayers. She will be a great asset to the party’s growth in the future,” said Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman Doyle Webb.
In 2012, Tollett was successful in managing a 1-million mail piece program and the state party’s Victory operations. She is among 6 women across the nation to serve as a state party executive director.