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Hendrix Named Among State’s Most Influential People

Dan Hendrix, President & CEO of the World Trade Center Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — Dan Hendrix, president and CEO of World Trade Center Arkansas, has been named among the state’s 250 most influential people by Arkansas Business.

The magazine’s annual list highlights local leaders who are shaping the way residents live, learn and do business in Arkansas.

Hendrix, who has served as president of WTCAR since it was established in 2007, has a diverse career in transportation, import/export operations, marketing, development, logistics, administration and consulting.

He began working as a management trainee with ABF Freight System in the late 1960s before transitioning to overseas shipping in the 1970s and 80s.

Dan also worked as a Senior Vice President and General Manager of an Oklahoma transportation company involved in U.S., Mexico and Canadian transportation in addition to providing transportation consulting services.

In 2003, Dan was hired by the University of Arkansas as the Director of Development of Corporations and Foundations.

He played a major part in the Campaign for the Twenty-First Century and worked with the team to raise over one billion dollars for the University.

After a successful campaign, the University appointed Dan to the position of President and CEO of the newly established World Trade Center Arkansas.

An Arkansas native and graduate of Arkansas State University, Hendrix and his wife, Marilyn, have four children and five grandchildren.

Dan also served in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard.

The mission of the World Trade Center Arkansas is to grow trade and increase Arkansas exports by connecting Arkansas businesses to the world through international trade services.

The Center is part of the University of Arkansas and serves as the trade promotion arm for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

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