Benjamin T. King Jr. (Ben)
Professor of Practice; Director of Interdisciplinary Programs
224 Kirby Hall
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Professor Ben King joined the business faculty of Wake Forest University in 2007. He teaches entrepreneurship, negotiations, and
introduction to business to both undergraduate and graduate students. He also manages the Summer Management Program, a
business "boot camp" for liberal arts students. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Arts
in History from the University of Virginia.
Previously to joining Wake Forest University, Professor King's 16-year career in private industry included general management,
sales and marketing, business venturing and strategy, supply chain management, and human resources responsibilities. Most
recently, he served in executive positions for York International, a global Fortune 500 manufacturer of heating, air conditioning, and
refrigeration units. These executive assignments included Vice President of the Aftermarket Group and Vice President of Human
Resources as well as serving as Executive Champion for York's Diversity Council.
He also served as Chairman of the State Board of Community Colleges, a 23 college system with 225,000 students, for the
Commonwealth of Virginia. Presently, he serves on the Board of Directors of Allegacy Credit Union and the Board of Advisors of
ArrowPoint Venture Capital. He consults and serves in advisory and governance roles in several start-up companies.
MBA, Wake Forest University - 2007
, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business (The Executive Program) - 1999
BA, University of Virinia (History) - 1989
General Management; Sales and Marketing; Business Venturing and Strategy; Supply Chain Management; Human Resources
Human resources Management