John Chamberlin

Commissioner Chamberlin was first appointed to the Commission in 2009 and reappointed in 2013 to represent District 2.

He grew up in Clarksville and worked summers in the poultry hatchery his father managed. Commissioner Chamberlin earned a degree in Agricultural Engineering from Michigan State and a Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He served in the U.S. Army as Chief Budget Analyst before beginning a career in the software industry. He founded Arkansas Systems and served as its chairman during its expansion to banking clients in over 60 countries. Commissioner Chamberlin teaches the I-Fund Entrepreneurship course through the Walton College of Business and Innovation Hub, has served on the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s EPSCOR Committee for over 10 years, and has been an Arkansas Trustee for the Nature Conservancy for 13 years. In 2016 John and his grandchildren earned the Iron Ranger Badge by hiking and paddling 100 miles of public lands in Arkansas.