Mary Osteen, public information technician
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

Heather Huckeba has been named the Research Project Coordinator for the Tourism Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Among her various duties, Huckeba will develop and oversee research to assist in the promotion of Arkansas as a tourism destination, as well as measure and report tourism’s economic impact on the state.


A native of Maryland, Huckeba graduated from New York University and began a 15-year career in market research helping companies better understand their brand, their customers, and how to grow their business. An avid whitewater kayaker, blackwater canoeist, backpacker, hiker, and bicyclist, Huckeba was drawn to The Natural State for its abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities and has been a resident of Little Rock for the past 12 years.