Lakeland Chamber President & CEO Job Search
The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, serving the greater Lakeland and Central Florida area, is actively seeking a President & Chief Executive Officer.
The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Board has convened a Search Committee to identify a new candidate for the President & CEO position. The Search Committee will be tasked with identifying and vetting candidates and applicants for the position. This group will also be responsible for making a recommendation to the Chamber Board as to a final candidate.
About the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce
The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to serve as the Catalyst for business success, Convener of leaders and influencers, and Champion for our thriving community. The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce is a 501 (c) (6) not-for-profit organization consisting of nearly 1,200 investor businesses, making it the largest chamber in Polk County, Florida. In 2019, the Lakeland Chamber was recognized with a 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. This significant achievement marks the 50th consecutive year of Accreditation for the Lakeland Chamber.
The Works Business Resource Center
The Lakeland Chamber Foundation, in conjunction with the Lakeland Chamber, is actively pursuing the development of “The Works” Business Resource Center, which will be a centralized hub to support the advancement of small business and workforce development in the City of Lakeland and Polk County. The facility will be located in Downtown Lakeland and will provide a home to numerous business-supporting partner organizations, as well as serve as the offices of the Chamber. This will provide collaborative and flexible spaces for business development and support, management and skills training, professional business assistance, as well as for meetings and events.
The President and CEO of the Lakeland Chamber is expected to be a key and effective community leader in Lakeland, Polk County, and beyond. Advancing the voice of commerce, playing a critical role in public policy development, transforming the Chamber to meet the needs of an evolving business climate, and providing opportunities to members to develop their businesses are core purposes of the role. The President and CEO is expected to develop strategy and see to timely tactical execution to achieve desired results for our members. Accordingly, the President is expected to select, develop, lead, and manage the Chamber staff, maintaining a collaborative environment. The President & CEO’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: provide strategic direction, vision, and management for the programs and personnel of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate organizations. Must demonstrate 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. The President and CEO reports to the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is responsible for profit and loss, fiscal stability, and compliance.