Welcome to Athens, Texas



Brian J. Malone, CEO, CEcD, MBA

Email:  bjmalone@athenstexasedc.com


Brian J. Malone is the President/CEO of the Athens Economic Development Corporation since May of 2009.   Brian is a graduate of Texas Tech University where he obtained a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration.  In 1994 Brian received his Certified Economic Developer status from the International Economic Development Council.  

Before accepting the position in Athens, Brian was employed in Palestine and Atlanta, Texas as their executive director of economic development.   Brian also worked at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s Center for Energy and Economic Diversification.  

Brian has served/s on numerous local, regional, and state boards including, The Texas Economic Development Council, Team Texas, the East Texas Economic Development District, and North East Texas Economic Alliance.   Brian and his wife Leslie have three children, Hillary, Melanie, and Nathan.