The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce named Kerry Hall as its interim president and CEO on Dec. 1.

Hall will assume the role starting Jan. 3.

The news follows Laura Huffman's Nov. 22 announcement that she would be stepping down from the position at the end of the year.

Hall has worked in banking in Austin for more than 35 years, according to the press release. Hall served on the board of the Austin Chamber of Commerce from 2015-20 and is current board member for Opportunity Austin, the regional economic development initiative.

“I am honored and thrilled to lead the Austin Chamber of Commerce while a permanent CEO is identified and onboarded,” Hall said in the release. “I have been a resident of Austin since graduating from The University of Texas, and I am excited to be in the position to give back to a region and business community that has been so good to me and my family."

More information on the national search for a full-time president and CEO will be shared on the chamber's website.