Ben Willis

Term

Council: 2011 to Present

Mayor Pro Tem: 2015 to 2019

Occupation

  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute - Small Business Center Director
  • Former Small Business Owner
  • Former Middle Grades Instructor

Education

  • Master of Business Administration from North Carolina State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from Appalachian State University

Current Boards & Affiliations

  • Caldwell Education Foundation - Past President
  • Chamber of Commerce - Chairman of the Board
  • Better Business Bureau of Central and Northwest NC - Board of Directors
  • Blue Ridge Energy Community Leaders Council - Member
  • National League of Cities - Small Cities Committee
  • National League of Cities - Information Technology and Communications Steering Committee
  • North Carolina League of Municipalities - Executive Board of Directors
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments - Policy Board

Past Boards & Affiliations

  • Caldwell Education Foundation - President
  • Caldwell Chamber of Commerce - Chair Workforce Development Committee
  • Lenoir Business Advisory Board
  • Lenoir Uptown Business Association - Past President
  • North Carolina Technology Association - Board of Advisers
  • Southern Economic Development Council
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments - Air Quality Board
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments - Planning Board
  • Western Piedmont Council of Governments - Transportation Advisory Committee Board