Cassandra joined the Arkansas Waterways Commission team in February 2020. Cassandra previously served as the Administrative Programs Officer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation Waterways Program. She studied Medical and Molecular Biology at Rogers State University and also has an Associate of Science degrees in Biology and Legal Studies. She has served in the U.S. Navy and is a certified Inland Maritime Port Manager. Cassandra loves spending quality time with family and friends and loves to travel.
J. W. started working for the Arkansas Waterways Commission in October 2017. J.W. acquired a Bachelor of Arts Degree in mass communications and film production from Southern Arkansas University. After college, he started his own company, Misenheimer Media, a freelance production business that produces videography and photography for various clients. J.W.'s main duties include research, education, marketing and web development for the AWC. J.W. also manages the Arkansas Port, Intermodal, and Waterway Development Grant Program and works closely with grant applicants from ports and intermodal authorities throughout the process.
First employed with Arkansas Waterways Commission as an Administrative Assistant in 2002, LaWanda retired after 35 years of service with the State of Arkansas In January 2016 as a Budget Operations Specialist. In October 2017, LaWanda returned to the Arkansas Waterways Commission to her former position. LaWanda is a graduate of Alabama A & M University and Pulaski Technical College. She enjoys spending time with family and traveling.