The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce has selected Curtis Schneekloth, Technical Services Manager and Black Belt with Cooper Tire and Rubber Company, Inc of Texarkana, Arkansas, to be the 2019 Chairman of the Board of Directors. Curtis has served in many capacities with Chamber including Economic Development Council Executive Committee Chairman, Chamber Board Member and Board Chairman Elect. Curtis lead the efforts to have the Texarkana region certified as PREP ready community by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and he is a graduate of the prestigious Leadership Arkansas Program in 2018.
Nominated by the board of directors and approved by the general membership of the Chamber, Curtis has expressed his goals for 2019 to provide additional growth to the organization through a stronger marketing program, an expansion of the business retention and expansion programs for local businesses, and expand the Chamber’s impact in the growth and protection of business in the greater Texarkana area.
He is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Accounting and an MBA from the University of Toledo. He is a 15 year employee of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company with a variety of positions including Director of Investor Relations, Texarkana Plant Controller and Texarkana DC Manager. Prior work experience with Deloitte & Touche and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is married with one son.
The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce serves over 880 businesses, organizations, and professionals in the northeast Texas and southwest Arkansas region. For over 100 years, the Chamber has fostered economic and community growth to grow jobs and opportunities for present and future businesses. Located at 819 North State Line Avenue in Texarkana, Texas, the Chamber offers information for travelers and residents as well as an extensive support network for its members in the multi state and multi county area.