Austin chamber president and CEO to retire in March 2020

Mike Rollins (Courtesy Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce)
Mike Rollins (Courtesy Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce)

Mike Rollins (Courtesy Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce)

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce announced Nov. 25 that President and CEO Mike Rollins would retire March 31, 2020.

Rollins has served as the leader of the chamber since 2002 and has been “a stalwart of the Austin business community for the past 17 years,” chamber board Chairman Brian Cassidy said in a news release.

“His leadership and vision helped transform our region into an economic powerhouse,” Cassidy said. “His dedication to the chamber and to our community are renowned across the region, and those who have had the pleasure of working with Mike will tell you he truly believes in the good the business community can accomplish when it works together. The list of accomplishments Mike has had during his career is too long to list, but he has exemplified what makes Austin so special through his collaborative and innovative efforts. Austin would not be what it is today without his leadership.”

The chamber stated it has hired Jorgenson Consulting, a national executive search firm, to head its search for a new leader of the chamber. Danielle Trevino, the chamber's vice president of marketing and communications, said the goal is to hire the right candidate in a timely manner.

“As we search for a new president for the Chamber of Commerce, we will keep in mind the qualities that Mike has exhibited during his illustrious career as a guide to find the right successor to lead us into the 2020s,” Cassidy said in the statement.


Anyone interested in applying for the position may send a resume to austinchamber@jci-inc.net.
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