Mike Downing

Title: Chief of Staff
Phone: 870-932-1052
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Mike Downing is a Bragg City, Missouri, native and Arkansas State University graduate who was the placekicker on ASU’s 1975 national championship football team. He earned bachelors’ degrees in business administration and recreation, health and physical education at ASU and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Missouri.

Downing led a cabinet-level position with the State of Missouri, managing 700-plus employees and a $350 million budget for one of nation’s elite economic development organizations.  

In Arkansas, he served as vice president of Jonesboro Unlimited and served as chair of the ASU to Downtown Corridor Committee in 2018 before becoming Chief of Staff with the City of Jonesboro.

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