After a search of over 100 candidates from all around the nation, the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber (CABC) on Tuesday announced Greg Alexander has been selected as the new Chamber President and CEO.
Previously Alexander served as Director of Public Policy and Small Business at the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce in Hilton Head, S.C.. In addition to the Hilton Head Chamber, he also served as the President and CEO of the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce in Clinton, S.C.
During his eight-year tenure as the Chamber President and CEO, Alexander helped grow membership by 20 percent and events revenue by 600 percent. He also created a young professionals organization in the area, established the Beautify Laurens County Project which helped remove over 92 tons of trash from the community, and organized a Shop Laurens County First campaign helping promote purchasing goods from locally owned businesses.
Along with his chamber background, Alexander also brings ten years of service in the United States Army, where he achieved the rank of Captain and led 215 soldiers during Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Alexander also holds a Master of Science degree in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University.
“I am excited that Greg has accepted the position of President and CEO and the challenges that come with it. Over the last 7 years, the CABC has evolved into a nationally recognized, dynamic organization. Our efforts and reputation reflect the growth of our coastal region and Greg is no stranger to the excellence we expect,” said CABC Chairman Nick Wilmott. “His leadership and inclusion with National Chambers of the Year, county-wide ‘Work Ready’ Certifications and award-winning programs in tourism, eco-friendly initiatives and small business recruitment are the very reasons we feel Greg can lead us toward greater benefits for our members and community.”
Alexander is relocating to the area with his wife and two children. His first official day at the Chamber will be Aug. 16.