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Jonathan Dismang.

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President Pro Tempore

Arkansas Senate

Beebe

Paying attention to details is something Jonathan Dismang said he learned early in his career, and it has benefited him as both a businessman and as president pro tempore of the Arkansas Senate.

"I worked for Joe Strack [at the Little Rock accounting firm Thomas & Thomas], and he taught me the importance of the details," Dismang said. "That was in accounting, but it translates to just about everywhere and every part of my life."

A graduate of Harding University, Dismang, who lives in Beebe, owns Dismang Consulting Services LLC, which provides financial oversight services with an emphasis on real estate. A Republican, he served two terms in the state House before being elected to the state Senate in 2010. In 2014, he was named one of "12 State Lawmakers to Watch" in legislatures across the nation by Governing magazine, and he served as Senate pro tern in the 2015 session.

"My biggest professional success has been my time in the state Senate," said Dismang, adding that his goal as leader of the Senate was to make sure the concerns and issues of all his colleagues were heard.

"I really try to look around me, to see what others are doing right and then try to apply that to my life," he said, adding that one of his "biggest learning experiences" was spending a year helping his ill grandfather manage the family farm along the Arkansas/Missouri border.

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Title Annotation:SPOTLIGHT: 40 Under 40; Arkansas Senate
Publication:Arkansas Business
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Jun 22, 2015
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