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#VCFiresideChat Presents: Scott Ford | Co-Founder + CEO of Westrock

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Join us for a highly anticipated Fireside Chat with Scott Ford, Co-Founder and CEO of Westrock, and hear the story of how Westrock Coffee became a major player in the competitive global coffee industry.

The Venture Center’s educational and collaborative programming includes The Venture Center’s Fireside Chat, featuring Arkansas’ brightest stars and biggest economic drivers candidly sharing their experiences.

Scott Ford is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Westrock Group, a private investment firm he founded with this father, Joe. Westrock Group operates Westrock Asset Management, an alternative asset management firm, and Westrock Coffee Company, a global coffee company. Prior to forming the Westrock family of companies, Mr. Ford served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alltel Corporation where he led the company through several major business transformations, culminating with the sale of the company to Verizon Wireless in 2009 for $29 billion. He began his career with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets and then spent ten years working for the Stephens family where he worked closely with its renowned Chairman, Jackson T. Stephens.Mr. Ford currently serves on the Board of Directors of AT&T Inc. and Agaciro Development Fund (the sovereign wealth fund for the Republic of Rwanda).Mr. Ford holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Arkansas.