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President, Chamber of Commerce

LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce LaGrange Full-Time
$80,000.00 - $95,000.00 / year
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The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce in LaGrange, Georgia is currently seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of President. From its beginning in 1911, the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce has evolved into the premier business association in the region and is the driving force behind the economic success of Troup County. The Chamber unites businesses and professionals across 800+ members to collectively accomplish what cannot be done individually.


The President provides strategic direction, vision, and management for the programs and personnel of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce. He/she demonstrates expertise in strategic planning, member sales and services, program management, economic development, public policy, nonprofit governance and operations, finance and accounting, public speaking, and fundraising. He/she has full responsibility for profit and loss, fiscal stability, and compliance. He/she will be a dynamic leader with the ability to manage current programs while developing new initiatives and partnerships with other business and community organizations to achieve goals and objectives.


The President reports to the Board of Directors in accordance with the by-laws, however on a regular basis reports to the Executive Committee, Human Resources Committee and Finance Committee.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 Strategic vision with extensive and nuanced skills to drive change management, mission fulfillment, and operational outcomes

 Highly developed interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence

 Broad knowledge of industry acumen, entrepreneurship, and innovation

 Strong understanding of the political landscape for change and collaboration with civic leadership and partner organizations

 Demonstrated skills in human resource development, team building, and performance measurement and management

 Adept at coalition building, relationship management, and negotiating complex agreements

 Exceptional communication skills both in writing and orally with members, potential members, elected officials, outside organizations, media outlets, and the Board of Directors

 Possesses and demonstrates high standards of integrity, work ethic, trustworthiness, and personal responsibility

 Strong working knowledge of non-profit financial accounting and reporting

 Excellent computer skills including the Microsoft Office suite, Chamber Master, and QuickBooks


 Strategic Planning and Implementation: At the direction of and in participation with the Board, the President creates and implements the strategic plan for the Chamber.

 Members Services and Sales: The President is responsible for the overall performance of the Chamber’s membership activities including membership acquisition, stewardship and retention.

 Program Management: The President oversees and assesses the line-up, schedule, design, implementation, budget, and structure for the Chamber’s programs and events.

 Human Resources: The President will attract, develop, discipline, retain, terminate, and pay employees per the Chamber’s bylaws and budgets with Board consent. Ensures compliance with relevant employment and workplace laws. Works with the Board to ensure employees have the proper resources to be effective.

 Finance and Accounting: The President ensures the Chamber establishes and follows generally accepted accounting and financial practices that ensures organizational safety and soundness, prepares annual budgets and forecasts for approval by the Board, prepares monthly financial reports and presents to the Finance Committee and Board, achieves budget targets, builds and maintains solid internal controls, sustains operations, and grows capacity for new initiatives.

 Nonprofit Governance and Operations: The President ensures the Board, governance bodies, and volunteer leaders are actively engaged and aligned to support the mission and functional activities of the Chamber.

 Economic and Workforce Development: The President is responsible for the Chamber’s role in economic development including business retention/expansion, infrastructure, workforce/education, health and safety, civic innovation and regional collaboration with other economic development organizations.

 Public Policy: The President represents the Chamber on a variety of public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels which require him/her to develop platforms, messaging, advocacy channels, and strategic relationships.

 Public Relations/Outreach: The President is responsible for creating and maintaining a dynamic and forward thinking public image for the organization, including strategies for marketing, communications, media relations, community relations and public speaking. Frequent regional and statewide travel may be required to promote Troup County, the Chamber and its membership to a broader audience.

 Fundraising: The President is responsible for philanthropic relations, donor engagement, grant writing, and program growth to include a Total Resource Campaign (TRC).


 Education: Bachelor’s and/or Masters degree in Business Management, Marketing, Communications, Policy, Public Affairs, or Government Relations is preferred but related experience will be considered in lieu of academic credentials.

 Experience: Experience in executive management and leadership positions within the private, public, or nonprofit sectors demonstrating progressively greater responsibility. Proven experience and ability to work effectively with public policy makers and influential business/community leaders.

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