Greater Bentonville Area Chamber Names Interim President and CEO

Greater Bentonville Area Chamber Names Interim President and CEO

Executive Director, NWA Technology Summit

Ashley Wardlow has been named Interim President and CEO of the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce. The organization is searching for a replacement for Graham Cobb, who departed at the end of 2021.  

 “Throughout Ashley’s time at the Chamber, she has shown incredible strategic vision and thoughtful professionalism. I have been thoroughly impressed with her work ethic and commitment to the success of the Chamber, both prior to this transition and through it,” said board chair Monica Kumar, Belonging & Inclusion Strategist and Founder of Bridging Us.  

 “We are very lucky that she was excited to take on the interim role, not only because her experience with the Chamber allows her to continue the work seamlessly, but also because her teammates have the highest regard for her and her leadership.” 

 Wardlow joined the Chamber in 2020 as Executive Director of the Northwest Arkansas Tech Summit and was promoted to EVP in 2021. She was previously a Development Officer at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where she developed and implemented the museum’s inaugural corporate engagement strategy and cultivated philanthropic relationships in Northwest Arkansas and in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  

 Prior to serving at Crystal Bridges, Ashley worked at United Way of Northwest Arkansas, where she led that organization’s five-county Workplace Campaign as Resource Development Director. 

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