Dave Porter is no longer senior vice president of economic development at The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, the chamber announced Dec. 5.
Porter "decided to move on" from the Austin chamber after 10 years, a chamber spokeswoman confirmed. Chamber CEO Mike Rollins told investors via email there were many highlights during Porter's tenure.
"Under [Porter's] leadership over the past 10 years, there has been much success," Rollins said. "During this time, Austin has become the top growth economy in the nation with the addition of 247,400 new positions and 364 company relocations the region."
In his position Porter encouraged companies to relocate to Austin or open new offices in the city. Rollins in his email said the position remains a top priority to the chamber.
"I know I speak for all of us in thanking Dave for his many contributions to both the chamber and Austin communities, and wishing him all the best in his future endeavors," Rollins said via email to investors.
Charisse Bodisch has been named acting senior vice president for economic development at the chamber. Bodisch previously served as vice president for economic development, a role she has held since 2008.