Northwest Arkansas Council president and CEO Mike Malone is leaving the nonprofit next month.
According to a news release sent Thursday by the organization’s communications and policy director, Rob Smith, Malone will start working directly for brothers Steuart Walton and Tom Walton, coordinating a variety of initiatives in Northwest Arkansas “that elevate quality of life in the region.”
The Waltons are grandsons of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. founder Sam Walton.
Malone will remain president and CEO of the Council, a job he has held since 2006, through mid-September.
“Everyone knows how much I’ve enjoyed my work at the Northwest Arkansas Council over the past decade,” Malone said. “I will miss it, but I’m very excited about taking on new challenges that... [ MORE ]