About the Community: San Angelo is big-city living with a small town feel. Developed along the banks of the Concho River, this historic West Texas city is rich in history with an outstanding quality of life. It is alive with culture. Year-round presentations of world-class music, theatre, fine arts and local artisans entertain the population of 100,000 plus. It is host to one of the nation’s largest PRCA rodeos and home to Angelo State University, ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the nation’s “Best Colleges” every year since 2010. San Angelo enjoys an outstanding relationship with Goodfellow AFB, one of the finest military bases in the U.S. The economy is deeply rooted in agriculture and is a financial and medical hub for the 13-county surrounding area. Long-standing national and international companies, such as Principal-LED and Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson company, make it home. Growing companies, such as TimeClock Plus enjoy an exceptional workforce and work ethic in San Angelo. The Permian Basin, a leader in oil and gas production, is located just west of San Angelo. The proximity makes San Angelo an ideal site for oil-related companies. The industry is a significant source of revenue for the nation and for our area. The Concho Valley is a mecca for hunting, fishing, and wildlife-associated recreation. Listed recently in Forbes Magazine as “one of the seven places aspiring entrepreneurs should consider moving,” and in 2016 as “best small places for business and careers,” as well as 2014 “25 best places to retire,” San Angelo continues to gain national attention as a unique and remarkable community.
About the Chamber: The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. It currently has about 1,000 active members and has been awarded a 4-Star Accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Of the almost 7,000 chambers in the U.S., only 199 are accredited. It is dedicated to creating a vibrant business community in the San Angelo area. The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce includes an Economic Development Division and a Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
The President/CEO is the chief executive officer of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce and is accountable for the organization. The president oversees all program initiatives; membership recruitment, development and retention; hiring; training and supervision of staff; and developing and maintaining a collaborative working relationship between the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, business, and the community-at-large to foster a robust business environment for the members and business community. He/she oversees the Economic Development Division and Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Through the budget and finance committee, the president is responsible for developing the Chamber budget and for all expenditures within the budget. He/she oversees the preparation of monthly financial statements of income and expenses and quarterly statements of expenses by departments. He/she ensures that financial records are audited annually. The president is responsible for the income of the Chamber.
With staff members, the president is responsible for maintaining the membership at a level that ensures necessary income for the operation of the program.
The president must lead the Chamber’s government affairs and military affairs efforts. He/she must develop and ensure contact with elected officials at the city, county, state, national level. The president must be aware of government issues and keep members informed on government actions that can affect the businesses and organizations.
The successful candidate will earn the respect of the board of directors, community, and key stakeholders by developing strong relationships and a long-term vision necessary for a thriving Chamber of Commerce. He/she will be a proven, results-oriented leader who motivates and inspires the Chamber’s volunteer leaders and staff in championing local business interests, growing the economy, and identifying new program opportunities that address issues of importance in San Angelo and surrounding communities.
The San Angelo (TX) Chamber of Commerce is seeking a President/CEO. The chamber has 13 employees and about 1,000 members. The position is currently open and applications must be received no later than January 1, 2020. A competitive benefits package is offered and salary is commensurate with experience. San Angelo is a community of 100,000+ situated in west central Texas.