The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Monday (May 16) 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 and government relations. Most notably, he worked with lawmakers, local economic development leaders, and chambers of commerce from around the U.S. to keep Texarkana’s metropolitan statistical area (MSA) status.
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 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.