Derrick Riddle has joined the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas as assistant director of development.
He started the position June 1. Over the past year, Riddle served as assistant director, national phone campaign, for the U of A’s Office of Annual Giving.
“Derrick’s annual fund and phone campaign experience reflects his persistence and perseverance, two essential skills in development,” said John Erck, Walton’s senior director of development. “He is familiar with our systems and processes and will enable us to expand our reach. Derrick is a valuable addition to Walton.”
“I am looking forward to working on behalf of students and getting to know alumni,” Riddle said. “I hope to bring national and state recognition to the college through our development efforts. That is why we are here.”
Previously, Riddle worked at Wilson-Bennett Technology in Cabot, Arkansas, as national programs manager, securing more than $500,000 in gifts and pledges for its spring 2016 campaign. Riddle also gained experience in commerce and logistics through management positions held at Total Quality Logistics and Walmart.
Riddle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Arkansas State University. Originally from Vancouver, Washington, he resides in Fayetteville with his wife Rebecca of Cabot.