Paul E. Malone
Paul Malone was a resident of the Myrtle Beach area for more than 40 years. He co-founded Chicora Development in 1972 and served as chairman of the board. He also is the co-founder of Chicora Beach Holiday, Inc., and Eagle Services. Prior to moving to South Carolina in 1972, he was vice president of Arvida Corporation and group manager of Southern Bell Telephone, both in Boca Raton, Fla. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from St. Johns University in 1961 and continued graduate study at Hofstra University and the University of Miami.
Malone was a member of the Coastal Educational Foundation for 20 years, serving as president during the years leading to Coastal's independence from the USC system and as chairman of the Land Use Committee which charted the physical development of the campus.
With his wife Sharon, he established the Sharon Malone Scholarship for Habitat for Humanity, which provides up to four years of support to graduating seniors from Habitat homes in Horry or Georgetown counties who will attend Coastal Carolina University or Horry Georgetown Technical College.
Among numerous civic activities, he was a founding director of both the Waccamaw Community Foundation and the United Way of Horry County and was active in the Myrtle Beach Rotary Club.
Malone was named an honorary founder of Coastal Carolina University in 2000.