Little Rock Soiree: Men on a Mission | Austin Grinder
BEST CAREER MOMENT SO FAR
Seeing record-breaking industrial projects come to fruition. Our firm is privileged to represent global leaders, such as U.S. Steel, that are reshaping Arkansas’ economic trajectory and improving the livelihoods of our residents, one investment at a time.
NONPROFIT I WISH MORE PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT
The Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACar) of Arkansas. As First Lady Susan Hutchinson has shown, CACar is a critical, lifesaving support system for children—at a time when they need our help the most.
WHAT KEEPS ME COMING BACK TO MY JOB EVERY DAY
The challenges. We are constantly brainstorming ways to help game-changing companies push the envelope and deliver for Arkansas, whether it’s a sustainable steel mill or thousands of high-paying jobs.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED
My parents shared this wisdom with me, and I try to live by it every day: work hard, do the right thing and let the chips fall where they may.
ONE THING I WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT MY COMPANY:
The real-world benefits government relations and consulting firms provide, for businesses and everyday Arkansans, right here in Little Rock. More than anything, lobbying is about communicating, problem-solving and finding smart policy solutions to improve our economy and quality of life.
IN THE DETAILS
Hometown: Hot Springs
Last Local Purchase: A dozen bagels from The Bagel Shop and Barnhill Orchards peaches, courtesy of Bernice Garden Farmers’ Market
Natural Talent: Adaptability
How I prepare on Sunday for the week ahead: I prepare for Monday on Friday afternoon to squeeze every drop out of the weekend with my family.
Favorite Local Dish: Redfish at Maddie’s Place
Hobbies: Golfing, enjoying a good glass of wine and spending time with friends and family