- Robbie Wills, Bill Stovall, Rick Green, Dana Wills
Robbie Wills is an Attorney at Law and serves clients of WSG Consulting as a government relations consultant and strategist. He served as Speaker of the Arkansas House in 2009-10. He is a native of Conway, graduating from Conway High School and the University of Central Arkansas. He earned a law degree from the UALR Bowen School of Law, where he served as Assistant Editor of the UALR Law Review and graduated with honors. He earned the top score on the February 2004 Bar Exam.
Robbie has chosen law and public policy as his profession and his dedication. His career as a public servant, attorney and lobbyist has been based on common sense, fairness, purpose and working with others. During his time in the legislature Wills served as Chairman of the House Public Transportation Committee and as a member of the House Agriculture and Economic Development Committee, the House Revenue and Tax Committee, House Aging, Children and Youth Committee, Legislative Joint Auditing Committee, Arkansas Legislative Council and the Joint Budget Committee. Robbie has been a respected leader at the Arkansas State Capitol. In 2008, at age 39, Robbie was the unanimous choice of his colleagues to serve as Speaker of the Arkansas House. He was the first Speaker candidate after the implementation of term-limits to be elected unanimously. As one of the youngest Speakers of the House in the country, he worked hard to live up to the trust given him by his family, those who elected him, and those with whom he worked. In recognition of his leadership, in 2009 Wills was named the AARP Legislator of the Year, a Talk Business “Top-Ten Legislator” and received the distinguished legislator awards from the Arkansas Municipal League, the Arkansas Hospital Association and the Community Health Centers of Arkansas.
Robbie and his wife Dana have two daughters, ages 17 and 9. For recreation, he is an instrument-related commercial pilot and enjoys running, reading history, playing music and rooting for the Arkansas Razorbacks, UCA Bears, Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Cubs.
Dana Wills is a Certified Public Accountant and serves clients of the WSG Consulting as a government relations consultant and budget analyst. She graduated with honors from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Accounting and earned her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. She has extensive experience in the governmental accounting, telecommunications and technology sectors. She has worked for the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector’s Office, Alltel Communications, Windstream Communications, and joins the firm after five years with Acxiom Corporation, where she served as Director of Finance for the company’s largest business group.
Dana is well-known to Legislators and their spouses and brings a wealth of political experience to the firm. She worked closely with Robbie, her husband, in all of his political campaigns and in his successful run for Speaker of the House.
Rick Green serves clients of the WSG Consulting as a government relations consultant and strategist. A former three-term State Representative from Van Buren, Rick previously served as Chief Legislative Liaison for Governor Asa Hutchinson. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Rick’s early passion for government and public policy was recognized by the voters of his home county when he was elected Circuit Clerk at the age of 23, becoming the youngest elected county official in the state.
Rick is well-known and respected at the Capitol. He served on several committees during his legislative terms including Joint Budget, Insurance and Commerce, Public Health and Revenue and Tax Committees. He was a key member of Speaker Robbie Wills’ leadership team during his final term. In recognition of his strength in working across the aisle with all Legislators, Rick was chosen as one of the “Top Ten Legislators” in 2009 by Talk Business Quarterly magazine. He joined the Governor’s staff after a successful career of 34 years in the transportation industry serving as a Regional Sales Manager for three national transportation companies.
Rick is married to Mary Beth Green, also a former three-term State Representative. He is the first husband to succeed his wife into a state office in the history of Arkansas. Rick and Mary Beth have five children and six grandchildren.
Bill H. Stovall, III serves clients of WSG Consulting as a government relations consultant and strategist. Bill’s elected public service began in 1992, ending in 2007 as a term-limited legislator and Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives. He was named a “Top-Ten Best Legislator” by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for 2005. A native of Heber Springs, Bill was first elected to the Cleburne County Quorum Court where he served 4 terms. In 2000, he was elected to the Arkansas House where over the following 3 terms he would serve as chair of Joint Performance Review and Speaker of the House. In 2005, columnist John Brummett and Max Brantley said of his speakership….”(he) ran the House fairly and boldly and with levels of savvy and efficiency uncommon even before term limits….He’s some kind of Rain Man savant when it comes to the state budget.” Following his public service, he served seven years as House of Representatives’ Chief of Staff/Chief Operating Officer for Speakers from both parties. He served five years as Executive Director of Arkansas Community Colleges. He is well-known and respected for his exceptional knowledge of legislative process and state budget throughout the halls of the Arkansas capitol.
Bill holds an Associates of Arts Degree from Pulaski Technical College, Bachelors of Political Science Degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Masters of Liberal Arts Degree from the University of North Carolina/Greensboro.
Bill and his wife Jeanne live in Little Rock. He has two sons, Tyler and Hayden. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, playing music and watching his favorite team, the St. Louis Cardinals, play baseball.