Ben Walters is currently in Business Development at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). As International Business Development Manager for AEDC, his responsibilities include supporting AEDC’s three international offices, leading the planning of the Governor’s international trips, building and maintaining key relationships with international site consultants and foreign dignitaries in the U.S. and abroad, maintaining relationships with foreign companies operating in Arkansas, and managing business development projects.
A graduate of Little Rock Central High School, Ben holds a B.S. in International Economics with a minor in East Asian Studies from the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville and earned an MBA from Peking University and the National University of Singapore focusing on finance and corporate strategy. Ben gained nearly a decade of experience in East Asia prior to returning to Arkansas.
Outside of work, Ben spends his recreational time enjoying the abundant natural resources around Arkansas, volunteering, and exploring cultural dimensions.