The Round Rock Chamber announced Dec. 2 that President and CEO Jason Ball will transition to the Lincoln, Nebraska Chamber of Commerce in the new year.

Ball's final day with the chamber will be Jan. 30. He joined the chamber in late 2019.

“Round Rock is a very special place, and the chamber is an important convener and organizer in the community,” Ball said in a statement from the chamber. “Working here during the pandemic and the economic recovery has led me to some of the work I’ve been most proud of in my fourteen-year career in economic development. Particularly the Round Rock Cares program in partnership with the city of Round Rock, the Greater Round Rock Community Foundation, and many businesses.”

Chamber board President Avis Wukasch said the board will begin the search for a new CEO and president.

“We appreciate the work that Jason has done for the chamber and the community," Wukasch said. “His leadership has had a profound benefit for the staff and volunteers. The next step will be will be for the board to meet and begin an executive search.”