Secretary Gus Vratsinas is Chairman of Bailey Construction and Consulting, LLC of Little Rock, Arkansas, which started in April 2011. He has 42 years of management and professional engineering responsibilities in projects ranging from industrial, retail, commercial, health care, residential, high-rise and institutional. He is also affiliated with Vratsinas Enterprises, LLC.
Gus holds a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Arkansas.
Gus is married to the former Irene Marinos of Mason City, Iowa. They have two children and five grandchildren. He has been active in many civic and philanthropic endeavors. He is active in his church and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College/Holy Cross. In 2004, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, named to the Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame in 2006, and in 2011 was named Arkansan of the Year.