Featured Speaker – Mike Malley, Chairman, Malley’s Chocolate
Mike Malley is Chairman of the family-owned Malley’s Chocolate, Inc., leading operations and personnel across the specialty retailers’ 23 regional stores and manufacturing facility headquartered in Brook Park, Ohio. As grandson of company founder Albert Martin (Mike) Malley, and in partnership with his five siblings, he serves in the third generation of family chocolatiers since its incorporation in 1935.
Malley re-joined the family business in 2012 after a progressive 23-year career in the publishing industry. He was Advertising Director and Sales Manager at Crain’s Cleveland Business before returning to chocolate, and previously held multiple executive editorial, publisher-level and sales management positions with Questex Media and Advanstar Communications, Inc. Throughout his career, Malley was recognized for leading innovations in traditional print and electronic media, and for helping business-to-business publications expand their audiences and advertising sales revenue.
At 57, he is also active in several local and civic organizations, including as Director, Board Member for the Boys & Girls Club, and past Director, Board Member of LifeBanc, a local organ procurement agency.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from Cleveland State University and is presently in Leadership Cleveland Class, 2018. Malley lives in Brecksville, Ohio with his wife Angela, with whom he has two adult children.