Arvest Bank in Fayetteville, Ark. Welcomes Malone to Board

Wednesday, March 19 at 06:05 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

We're excited to have Mike Malone join Arvest's board of directors in Fayetteville, Ark. Malone brings with him experience as president of the Northwest Arkansas Council and on the boards of local organizations to help in his role at Arvest in pinpointing regional challenges and solutions.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arvest Bank in Fayetteville, Ark., is pleased to announce Mike Malone, the president and chief executive officer of the Northwest Arkansas Council, has joined the bank’s board of directors.

Established in 1990, the Northwest Arkansas Council* works to identify regional challenges and solutions for the region. Malone has served as the council’s president for more than eight years.

“We are very pleased that Mike has agreed to join our board,” said Donny Story, Chief Executive Officer and President of Arvest Bank in Fayetteville. “He has demonstrated key leadership and a deep concern for the betterment of the region while serving at the Northwest Arkansas Council. We know he will bring the same type of concern and leadership to our board.”

A 1987 graduate of Fayetteville High School, Malone is a 1992 cum laude graduate of Hendrix College with a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in political science. He completed a Master of Arts in public policy at the University of Minnesota in 1999.

Before joining the Northwest Arkansas Council, Malone was employed by the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. He worked at the White House for six years under the Clinton administration performing several roles including deputy assistant to the president for management and administration.

Malone is a member of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Arkansas program. He also serves on numerous state and local boards including the Northwest Arkansas Community College Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, the Area Health Education Centers-Northwest Advisory Board, the Arkansas Capital Corporation’s Board of Directors, Accelerate Arkansas’ Executive Committee and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals’ Advisory Committee.

From 2009 to 2013, Malone served as a member of the Arkansas Lottery Commission. He has also previously served on the Fayetteville Public Library’s Board of Trustees and the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Healthcare.

He and his wife, Allyson Malone, have two children, Olivia and Mia. The family lives in Fayetteville.

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