Following a 45-year long career in the Chamber of Commerce Industry, Temple Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Rod Henry, plans to retire from the organization effective December 31, 2023.
Per the organization’s By-Laws, Henry’s letter outlining his intent to retire was accepted by the Executive Board in April 2023.
Henry has served 10 years as the President and CEO of the Temple Chamber of Commerce. Under his leadership, the Chamber has grown and reinforced the reason chambers of commerce exist: to enhance the success of members; help improve the quality of life for communities; provide opportunities for business owners, leaders, and their employees to learn and grow; serve as information resources and as the collective voice in business communities.
Before Temple, Henry served as president of four chambers, including Terre Haute, Indiana; Cocoa Beach, Florida; Anderson Madison County, Indiana; and Lancaster-Fairfield, Ohio. He assumed the helm of the Temple Chamber in July 2013.
“The Board and I want to thank Rod for 10 years of outstanding service to the greater Temple community,” said Robert Jones, Chair of the Temple Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and President, Greater Temple Area Market of Cadence Bank. “In that time, he has taken the organization to new levels of excellence in service to the membership, community, and visitors.”
More details will be released soon regarding the process to fill the position.