In Memory of David Walters
True Dedication to “Getting Things Done”
David Wayne Walters, Sr., an amazing entrepreneur, mentor, published author of two books and an accomplished saxophonist, loved being a Golden Lion. One of his greatest joys was securing the crown as the UAPB/AM&N National Alumni King in 2016. He served on the National Alumni Board of Directors from 2017 until the present. He also served tirelessly as Co-Chair of the UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Center Campaign and Chair of the Communication Committee. There wasn’t a day that went by from the moment David Walters took on the leadership role to build a new Alumni Center that he didn’t communicate an idea, a recommendation or just a positive message of how we could raise the $2.8 million dollars needed. He embodied “True Dedication” to getting things done.
David attended the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB aka AM&N) in 1970 with a degree in Business Administration and Economics. An advocate for his community, in 1972 he
founded The Consumer Newspaper that was delivered free to over 20,000 African American households in Metro-Little Rock and Pine Bluff. In 1979, he received the Community Service Award from the Governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton, for his work with young people.
A true entrepreneur and believer in charting your own path, David spent over 45 years as an entrepreneur operating in real estate and as an insurance broker. In 1980, he founded Walters and Associates Realtors and was the first African American to serve on the Little Rock Realtors Board of Directors and completed two terms. In 1984, he added life insurance to his business efforts as an insurance broker. Within the next two decades, he founded Globalex International Marketing; Monitor One Security, an electronic security installation and monitoring company; Comprehensive Expense Planning, LLC. (CEXP); and PPE Options America, LLC. In 2016, he founded CEXP Success Academy which served as a mentorship program for entrepreneurs in the final expense planning and residual wealth creation industry.
We lost our beloved member of the UAPB/AM&N Alumni Association Board, but he will never be forgotten. As requested by his family, if you would like to honor David’s memory please send memorial contributions to the UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Center Campaign at uapbalumni.org.