Stacy Hurst has never been one to shy away from a good challenge. Taking over as secretary of the newly formed Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism in July, Hurst has met the challenge head on.
“I’ve just tried to learn as much as I can from current and former employees, and get really immersed in the work of state parks and tourism,” said Hurst, who previously spent four years as director for the Department of Arkansas Heritage. “My responsibility just in terms of supervision has grown substantially. I’m glad that I’ve had the time that I’ve had within state government to learn about it.”
Hurst shared more about her new role with host Natalie Ghidotti on the latest episode of The Ghidotti Podcast, including the thought process behind difficult financial decisions and what’s on the horizon for the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism in 2020.
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The Ghidotti Podcast is recorded at the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art, which is part of the Central Arkansas Library System.