LITTLE ROCK — Ouachita River representative Craig Mobley of El Dorado has recently been appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas Waterways Commission.

An avid outdoorsman and a native of Warren, Craig and his wife J.P. moved to El Dorado in 2013. They have two children, Millee (13) and Max (9). Craig is the Executive Vice President of

First Financial Bank. He serves locally on the South Arkansas Community College Foundation Board, the El Dorado Works Board, as well as the Agape House Board.

He is also an active member of First Baptist Church where he serves on the Finance Committee. On a state level, Craig is a past Chairman of Group 4 for the Arkansas Bankers Association where he also served on the Arkansas Bankers Association Board.

Representing for the Arkansas River, Marty Shell of Fort Smith has also been appointed to the commission. A second generation port terminal operator, Shell has been employed by Five Rivers Distribution for the past 24 years being able to work with his father Buck Shell, the founder of Five Rivers Distribution for 15 of those years. Marty is active with both the Fort Smith and Van Buren chambers serving as President for the Van Buren Chamber and Political affairs for the Fort Smith Chamber. He also serves as a Civil Service Commissioner for the City of Fort Smith police and fire departments, and is the current Arkansas Oklahoma Port Operators Association president. Marty and his wife Shannon have been married for 20 years and have three children, Mackenzie, Avery, and Nathan Shell.