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Leslie Fisken

Leslie Fisken, Secretary

Leslie Fisken was appointed the Secretary of the Department of Transformation and Shared Services by Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders in September 2023.  Previously, Fisken served as the Director of Cabinet Affairs for Governor Sanders. Prior to that, she was the Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. 

Contact Information
Email: Leslie.Fisken@arkansas.gov
Phone: 501.319.6565

Alex Johnston, Chief of Staff

Alex Johnston has been the Chief of Staff at the Department of Transformation and Shared Services since December 2021. Before her role as Chief of Staff, Alex was the Chief Administrative Officer. Alex was also part of the Transformation Transition Team during the historic transformation initiative in 2019.

Contact Information
Email: Alex.Johnston@arkansas.gov
Phone: 501.319.6565

James Caldwell, Chief Fiscal Officer

James Caldwell is the Chief Fiscal Officer for the Department of Transformation and Shared Services (TSS). Prior to his role as Chief Fiscal Officer for the department, James was the CFO for the TSS Division of Information Systems.

Contact Information:
Email: James.R.Caldwell@arkansas.gov
Phone: 501.319.6565

Jessica Patterson, Chief General Counsel

Jessica Patterson is the Chief General Counsel and Director of the Office of State Procurement for the Department of Transformation and Shared Services (TSS). Jessica joins TSS from the Arkansas Supreme Court, where she served as a Judicial Law Clerk. Jessica holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in International Business from the University of Georgia and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University Law School. 

Contact Information:
Email: Jessica.Patterson@arkansas.gov
Phone: 501.319.6565

Rhoda Classen, Executive Assistant

Rhoda Classen is the Executive Assistant to the Secretary’s Office and has held this role since late 2021. In addition to these duties, Rhoda has taken on roles in human resources. Before becoming the Executive Assistant, Rhoda worked in Employee Benefits at TSS.

Contact Information:
Email: Rhoda.Classen@arkansas.gov
Phone: 501.319.6551

Kristy Henricksen, Secretary’s Office Assistant

Kristy Henricksen is the first smiling face you will see when you come to the Secretary’s Office. Kristy has been with TSS since 2022 and, since then, has taken on additional duties in daily tasks and human resources. Before coming to TSS, Kristy worked at Pettus Office Supplies for 25 years!

Contact Information:
Email: Kristy.Henricksen@arkansas.gov
Phone: 501.319.6565

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