Dean Waller Named ‘Rainmaker’ by DC Velocity

Matthew A. Waller, dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, is one of 9 supply chain and logistics professionals named as 2016 Rainmakers by DC Velocity.

DC Velocity, the market-leading multi-media magazine brand serving the specific informational needs of logistics and supply chain managers and executives, selected its 2016 Rainmakers in concert with members of the magazine’s editorial advisory board from candidates nominated by readers, board members, previous Rainmakers and others.

“Matthew A. Waller is a trailblazer,” DC Velocity said. “The new dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is believed to be the first supply chain educator to be appointed to such a position at a major university.”

The 2016 Rainmakers represent many facets of the business—from practitioners to consultants to educators and service providers. DC Velocity said the 2016 selections are “united by a common goal of advancing the logistics and supply chain management profession.”

“I am honored to have been chosen as a 2016 Rainmaker among such a great group of professionals in the field,” Waller said. “This recognition is a reflection of the excellence, professionalism and innovation of the faculty, staff and students at the Walton College and an indication of the great strides we are making in business in Arkansas along with our corporate partners and supporters.”

Interviews and profiles with all 9 of the 2016 Rainmakers can be found at