Commissioner Fox was appointed the State Forestry Commissioner in 2012.
Commissioner Fox is a native Arkansan who worked as a forester in a family-owned lumber business in Pine Bluff and Sheridan for over 20 years. He holds two bachelor degrees from North Carolina State University in forestry and agricultural economics. Prior to becoming Arkansas’ State Forestry Commissioner, he was the Director of Conservation Forestry for the Arkansas Field Office of The Nature Conservancy. There he directed and promoted conservation forestry project development, conservation planning, and forest land acquisition. He is a former president of the Arkansas Forestry Association and former chairman of the Arkansas Forestry Commission.