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Keith Gibson of Fort Smith was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to serve a 10-year term on the Arkansas State Highway Commission. Gibson took the Oath of Office on January 15, 2019. His term will expire in January of 2029.

Keith Gibson is President and Chairman of the Board of Lavaca Telephone Company, Inc. an Independent Local Exchange Company (ILEC), serving rural areas in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma with broadband and landline telephone service. Keith has been President of Lavaca Telephone Company since 1986.

He is also President of Pinnacle Telecom, which provides broadband, voice, and other telecom and Internet Access Services in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Keith was co-founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Benefit Bank in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he also served on the Audit Committee for the Bank. The bank recently sold to Armstrong Bank

He is past President of the Arkansas Telecommunications Association, the Oklahoma Telephone Association and the Lavaca, Arkansas Industrial Development Corporation. Keith is also licensed to practice law in Arkansas.

Keith has also served on the boards of several local and area civic, charitable and political organizations. He previously served as 3rd Congressional District Chairman and Executive Committee Member of the Republican Party of Arkansas. In 2000, Keith was elected Chairman of the Sebastian County, Arkansas Republican Committee, one of the largest county political committees in the state. He served in that capacity until 2006, and has also served as Vice- Chairman of the Committee.

Keith was married to the late Susan Gibson for 33 years, and has three adult children and three grandchildren. He is currently married to his lovely wife Jill Elaine Gibson, and together they have six children and four grandchildren in their blended family.

 



 

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