June 11, 2024 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Statehouse Convention Center Little Rock
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Tiffany Mattzela
Event Director

Ben Maddox

Ben Maddox, 33
Vice President of Business Development
Professional achievements
• Led and completed $400 million of farm and timberland investments in 18 states and Australia when serving as the director of acquisitions at AcreTrader.
• Accredited farm manager with the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers.
• The principal broker for AcreTrader.
Community involvement
Served two years with AmeriCorps, focusing on building more resilient and sustainable local communities; member of the American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers; member of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association; vice chair of the city of Greenland (Washington County) Planning Commission.
Making Arkansas more attractive to young professionals
“In my time at AcreTrader, we have grown from six employees to 125, many of whom moved here from out of state. The affordability of living in Arkansas was a huge draw for many of them, and I believe affordable housing will continue to attract others.” 
Advice for future 40 Under 40 honorees
“Always take your work seriously. Do not do the same for yourself. Work hard and expect results, but at the same time be willing to laugh at yourself.”   

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