SHS Analyst Recognized as One of This Year’s Go-Getters in Wichita
SHS analyst Jamil Malone loves Wichita and strives every day to make the community a great place to live and work. His passion and professional achievements have earned him a spot on Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2016, an honor that recognizes 40 rising stars who are making a difference for the Wichita economy and community.
“Whether bringing live music to town, participating in community forums on public transportation, downtown and the arts, or helping my coworkers learn about healthy ways to live, work and play, I always have the focus of making Wichita a better place to live,” said Malone.
During his five years at SHS, Malone has worked with various clients to anticipate results and measure performance of marketing campaigns, which helps develop actionable insights for future campaigns. Before coming to SHS, Malone was director of special projects at the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation, where he developed, coordinated and managed WDDC digital communication. He also assisted with community events and the downtown parking marketing and management plan, and worked closely with the WDDC president on community presentations.
A graduate of the University of Tulsa, he majored in communication with minors in marketing and advertising.
“I’ve helped promote Wichita through my work at WDDC, helping bring people and businesses to downtown Wichita. At SHS, I travel to surrounding colleges such as Oklahoma State University, the University of Tulsa and Wichita State University to educate them on the great opportunities we have at SHS in Wichita.”
Malone, a member and former board member of Young Professionals of Wichita, is serving as chairman for the 2016 and 2017 Kansas Young Professionals Summits, which are expected to bring 250 young professionals from across the state together in Wichita for the first time.
He also extends his civic outreach through participation in the young adult ministry of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America, Wichita Children’s Home, Tallgrass Film Festival, Sedgwick County Zoo, Visioneering Health Alliance and several other community events.
“My friends and colleagues often call me ‘Wichita’s cheerleader,’ said Malone. “Ever since I moved back to Wichita after college, I’ve enjoyed showcasing the great treasures we have in our community and have helped promote the city in every aspect of my life.”