The search for a new president has been on since September 2019, when current chamber President Carolyn Sims announced she planned to transition out of her role. After being away for a period, Sims returned to the chamber in 2017 but stated she would only be a transitional president, staying on for two to three years, according to the Sept. 26 chamber announcement.
Rose comes to the chamber from Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City, where she is the director of community engagement. This marks a homecoming for Rose: Before her time in Oklahoma City, she lived in the area and worked for Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange, according to the announcement.
“We are delighted to have a president with the experience, enthusiasm and knowledge of this area to lead our chamber,” said Mimi Tran, chair of the Colleyville Chamber, in a statement.
A welcoming reception for Rose will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 15 in the Colleyville City Hall lobby.
“Thriving business fuels community activity, school performance, and philanthropic endeavors,” Rose said in a statement. “I am excited to return to what I consider my community to make that fact further known.”