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Attorney General Griffin Appoints Martha McKenzie Hill to Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission

Griffin: ‘Hill’s commitment to healthcare and Arkansas make her an exemplary appointee’

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement after appointing Martha McKenzie Hill to the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission:

“I am honored to appoint Martha McKenzie Hill to the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission replacing Dr. Roddy Lochala, whose term expired in 2017. Hill’s commitment to healthcare and Arkansas make her an exemplary appointee. I appreciate her continued willingness to serve the state of Arkansas.”

Martha McKenzie Hill is appointed to a four-year term that will expire in February 2027.

About Martha McKenzie Hill

Martha McKenzie Hill has extensive experience working as an advocate for clients before the Arkansas Legislature and the state executive branch. Martha’s experience began as a volunteer advocate for the Arkansas State PTA. Previously in Washington, D.C., she served in the President George H.W. Bush administration from January 1990 until January 1993 first at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of the Legal Adviser and then at the White House as a member of the National Security Council staff, as Deputy Legal Adviser. Prior to that, she represented companies and families in private practice in Dallas, Texas. Hill obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in history with honors and special honors. She then went on to obtain her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Hill serves as Counsel at Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

About Attorney General Tim Griffin

Tim Griffin was elected Attorney General of Arkansas on November 8, 2022. He was elected Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th Representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans. He also attended graduate school at Oxford University. Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, for over 25 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. In 2005, Griffin was mobilized to active duty as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault in Mosul, Iraq). He is currently serving as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) for the 81st Readiness Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Prior to his current post, Griffin served as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Colonel Griffin holds a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife, Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their three children.