Walter Burgess, a Bryant resident and Central Arkansas native, is the Co-Owner and Vice President of Sales & Engineering at Power Technology, Inc. in Alexander. He is the current Vice-Chairman of the Bryant Planning Commission, a commission he’s served on for the past seven years, and the Vice-Chairman of the Arkansas Science & Technology Board where he helped administer approximately $4.5 million annually to support entrepreneurs, small businesses growth and job creation.
Burgess is the former Chairman of the Arkansas STEM Coalition, a former board member of Little Rock’s Museum of Discovery and a current member of Accelerate Arkansas. He’s served on the Dean’s Advisory Boards at both the University of Central Arkansas’ College of Math & Science and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) College of Science. He presently serves on the Industrial Engineering Advisory Board at UALR. At an industry level, Burgess serves on the Editorial Board of Advisors for two leading publications – Laser Focus World and Photonics Spectra magazine.
Walter is a past member of Arkansas Business Publishing Group’s ’40 Under 40’ class. At Power Technology, he was part of a team that received the 2008 Arkansas Business of the Year Award as well as the 2010 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade and the President’s “E” Award for Exports.
Burgess is a member of the NRA and enjoys deer hunting and skeet shooting. He attended the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is an active member of Indian Springs Baptist Church in Bryant. He and his wife, Karen, live in Bryant, and they have three children.