Director Phillip Cole
Phillip Cole is the Director of Arkansas State Surplus. Phillip, an Army National Guard Veteran, began his career with the State of Arkansas at the Health Department. It was only a short time before Phillip’s work ethic was rewarded. He was approached by the Manager of Arkansas State Surplus (formerly known as Marketing and Redistribution) to become the Warehouse Manager.
After a few different jobs within the State, Phillip retired with the State in 2014. However, in 2016 he was asked to return and be the Director of Arkansas State Surplus. Under his tenure, he has leveraged current market trends and buyer behavior to expedite the sale of surplus property while mitigating costs and increasing overall efficiency. In total, Phillip has completed twenty-nine years of service for the State of Arkansas and is proud of the work he has done and continues to accomplish.