Kay Arnold, Commissioner

Kay Kelley Arnold is Chairman of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission and Vice President of Public Affairs at Entergy. She is a licensed attorney and professional communicator. Prior to joining Entergy, Kay was the Director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, consisting of six state agencies and was the founding Director of the Nature Conservancy's Arkansas Office. 


  • Juris Doctor, University of Arkansas Law School at Little Rock
  • M.A., Communications, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • B.A., Communications, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

Awards, Honors, Distinctions:

  • President's Public Service Award from the Nature Conservancy
  • National Woman of Achievement in Energy by the Women in Energy Organization (1993)
  • Inducted into the Arkansas Outdoors Hall of Fame
  • Arkansas Chapter NCCJ Humanitarian of the Year Award

Community Involvement: 

  • Appointed to the US Fish and Wildlife Foundation by the Secretary of the Interior
  • Appointed by President Clinton to the Inter-American Foundation. Served as Vice Chairman and Chairman
  • Board Member, Winrock International Advisory Board
  • Board Member, Inter-American Foundation
  • Board Member, The Conservation Fund
  • The National Wildlife Foundation President's Council
  • Board of Trustees, Lyon College 

2012 Committee/Task Force Assignment (s):

  • Chair-Finance Committee
  • Lease/Consultant Selection Committee
  • Legislative Task Force



Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport
One Airport Drive • Little Rock, AR 72202-4402
Phone: (501) 372-3439 • Fax: (501) 372-0612