The Siloam Springs Chamber of Commerce on Monday (Jan. 6) named Arthur Hulbert its new president and CEO. Hulbert succeeds Wayne Mays, who retired Dec. 31 after 13 years with the chamber.
“We are thrilled to have Arthur’s vast array of skills and experiences to guide our team to serve the community in new ways,” said Tyler Dees, outgoing board chairman for the chamber. “He will bring a strong background of small, medium and large business development, governmental affairs and integrity in his personal and professional values.”
Dees also said Mays has been a strong leader and advocate for the community, and the chamber will miss him. “We wish Wayne a wonderful retirement and thank him for the years of dedication and service he has given us.”
Hulbert started his new job at the chamber Jan. 2.
“Arthur not only brings an excellent resume of skill and expertise to our chamber, but he is committed to the growth of our community,” said James Barnett, incoming board chairman for the chamber. “He believes in helping Siloam create a place where our children want to live, work, create jobs and raise their families. Arthur has been an entrepreneur, a businessman, a state legislator, a teacher at multiple universities, a consultant and a catalyst for change. We feel very fortunate to have him begin serving as the leader of our chamber.”
Hulbert started three multi-state businesses, had articles published in a medical journal and was senior vice president of a publicly-traded company. He founded Alliance Ventures LLC, and it has provided therapy services, revenue management and healthcare consulting for hospitals, physician practices, universities and public school systems.
A Waldron native, Hulbert earned a doctorate in physical therapy from Rocky Mountain University in Provo, Utah, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.