About The Secretary
Amy Fecher was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson as the first Secretary of the Department of Transformation and Shared Services in July 2019. The Department is a result of the historic legislation, the Transformation and Efficiencies Act, to restructure Arkansas’s 42 cabinet-level agencies and over 200 boards and commissions into 15 Departments.
Before being appointed Cabinet Secretary, Fecher wore multiple hats in her state government career. In December of 2016, Governor Hutchinson selected Fecher to serve as his Chief Transformation Officer for the Office of Transformation. She led the Governor’s transformation efforts to streamline state government and prioritize efficiencies and effectiveness. Fecher was the driving force behind the state’s efforts to centralize state services through a shared services model, find revenue savings, and simplify services to the citizens of the state. She did all of this while keeping up her full-time duties as the Executive Vice President of Operations at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
Ms. Fecher has over twenty years’ experience working in public, private, and not‐for‐profit sectors; this includes her role at the Economic Development Commission, the former Director of the Arkansas Department of Rural Services, and working in former Governor Mike Huckabee’s administration.
Currently, Ms. Fecher volunteers with the Miracle League of Arkansas and serves on the Information Network of Arkansas Board, and the Sherwood Parks and Recreation Committee. Her past service includes positions on the Arkansas Capitol Arts and Ground Commission and the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council.
Ms. Fecher is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. She and her husband, Shawn, have three boys, and live in Sherwood, Arkansas.