Ambassador Profile

Ben Lopez

Workforce Solutions of Central Texas

Meet Ben Lopez, the Center Director for Workforce Solutions of Central Texas.

Ben supports Temple businesses iby connecting them with workforce resources. He works closely with the Temple Chamber of Commerce and the Temple Economic Development Corporation, aiming to pair growing companies with skilled talent and in turn promoting Temple as an ideal location to conduct business.

When he’s not working to help people reach their professional goals by connecting them with fulfilling careers, he’s still finding ways to improve his community. Ben serves as a board member for both the United Way of Central Texas and the Central Texas Regional Advisory Group. Here, he works to direct campaigns, funding and local agencies in need while also solving transportation challenges that arise as the region’s population continues to grow at a rapid pace.

In the past five years, Ben has seen the remarkable strides in redevelopment that Temple has achieved right outside of his office window.

“The city of Temple does an amazing job at providing a quality of place. Whether you’re into youth sports, craft beer, live music, small local businesses, women owned businesses – we have all the bases covered here. You have everything you need while having a small-town experience.”

In his free time, you can find Ben enjoying the many amenities Temple has to offer. He frequently utilizes the miles of beautiful hiking trails woven throughout the city, his favorite being Miller Springs. He also looks forward to enjoying a play at the Temple Civic Theatre or attending a show at the Temple Symphony Orchestra in the near future.

Something that Ben values most is Temple’s strategic location, which has benefitted his life both personally and professionally.

“You have all the amenities you need here – entertainment, restaurants, live music, sports and recreation. You don’t have to drive an hour south to Austin or drive to Dallas and Fort Worth. We still have a strong school system, great workforce presence, and different industries in which you can start your career.”

Ben came to Temple in search of a smaller environment that had all the amenities of a big city. Temple’s ideal location in the heart of the Lone Star State gives its community the option of traveling less than a few hours away to experience major hubs like Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth, while being a warm community to return home to.

“You can have a big city experience but come back home and have whatever else you need. That’s the uniqueness of Temple… You can have everything you need here while still being close to whatever it is that you want. It’s a great way to start your path whether you’re single, moving here as a family or looking to jumpstart your career.”   

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