Malone to Retire as Chamber of Commerce President

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Texarkana Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Michael Malone has announced his retirement from the Chamber. Malone serves on many non-profit boards in Texarkana and has been a great leader of the Chamber.

Press Release:

The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce announced today the retirement of Michael
Malone, president and CEO. Malone has served the Texarkana Chamber since February 2016.

During his time in Texarkana, Malone has led the Texarkana Chamber in economic development,
government relations, and the overall success of the chamber. Most notably, he worked tirelessly
with law makers, local economic development leaders, and chambers of commerce from around the United States to keep Texarkana’s metropolitan statistical area (MSA) status. The chamber, under his leadership, was recognized as the 2020 Leadership Texarkana Organization of the Year.

Malone serves on the board of directors for the local Caddo Area Council of Boy Scouts and is a
member and past president of the Texarkana Wilbur Smith Rotary Club. Malone also serves as a
director on the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives board. He is a past instructor for the
Arkansas State Chamber “Boot Camp.” In 2020, Malone completed the U.S. Chamber Total Pipeline
Management academy.

Malone has worked for over 37 years in the chamber industry having served as the chief executive
officer of chambers in Virginia, Florida, Illinois, and West Virginia. He is a Certified Chamber
Executive in the United States.

The Board of Directors and chamber team wish Mike and his family the best as he enters retirement. He will be remembered not only for his business efforts, but also for his personal lifetime values as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce represents over 800 businesses, organizations, and professionals in the greater Texarkana region. The Chamber has been active in community development, government relations, business development, membership services, and tourism for over 105 years. For additional information on the community, economic development, and membership, contact the chamber at 819 North State Line Avenue, Texarkana, Texas: 903-792-7191, or nhaywood@texarkana.org.

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