Gary Troutman has been named the new president and CEO of the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and Hot Springs Metro Partnership. Troutman, a Hot Springs native, has served as Vice President of First Security Bank since 2015.
He began his career at Farmers Insurance, then moved to The Arkansas Democrat Gazette and was general manger of The Sentinel-Record.
Troutman has served on numerous boards including the Arkansas Press Association, Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club, Fifty for the Future, The Oaklawn Foundation, Hot Springs Future Fund, and National Park College Foundation.
He will take over both organizations on September 18th, replacing Jim Fram who is retiring.
“I am very excited about Gary Troutman being the next CEO of both the Chamber and Partnership, replacing Jim Fram,” said James Montgomery, chairman of the Hot Springs Metro Partnership. “I am very thankful to Jim for his years of service to our community.”
“I am profoundly moved, excited and humbled that the boards of the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and Hot Springs Metro Partnership have selected me to lead the community in business for the foreseeable future,” said Troutman. “While we have many opportunities ahead of us, we also have many challenges, but we will tackle them with a group effort and a joining of forces because at the end of the day, all any of us want to do is see our community thrive and prosper.”
“I have known Gary personally and professionally since his time The Sentinel Record and more recently at First Security Bank,” said Hot Springs Mayor Pat McCabe. “Given his professional experience and knowledge of our community, he is best able to hit the ground running.”
“The Garland County elected officials look forward to working with Gary for job creation and economic growth in Garland County,” said Garland County Judge Rick Davis.