Website Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce

The Position and Ideal Candidate

The President and CEO of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic  Development Corporation report to the Chair of the 9-member Executive Board and  work closely with the 16-member Economic Development Board of Directors. This role

Chamber member organizations, elected officials, representatives of public and private  sector organizations, education officials, prospect companies, site selectors, and media.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Vision:

  • Provide strategic direction and management for the Chamber and Economic Development Corporation.
  • Lead long-range strategic planning and focus for both organizations.
  • Guide, develop, and direct a 14-member staff.
  • Set and achieve strategic objectives in collaboration with the Board Chairs.
  • Manage major investor relationships.
  • Develop, build, and retain professional staff members.


Program and Membership Management:

  • Oversee current programs and develop new initiatives.
  • Manage and expand membership and fundraising activities.


Economic Development:

  • Lead efforts in business attraction, retention, and workforce development.
  • Serve as an advocate for new and expanding businesses and industries.
  • Enhance strategic partnerships with local, regional, and state partners.


Governance and Advocacy:

  • Maximize Board of Directors relationships.
  • Lead political and advocacy activities.
  • Serve as a principal spokesperson and community leader to enhance the Chamber’s brand and image.


Community Engagement:

  • Maintain high visibility in the community.
  • Communicate members’ positions on key issues and highlight Chamber successes to external audiences.


Ideal Candidate:

Our ideal candidate will have been a top executive in a comparable-sized chamber,  economic development organization, or related business organization. Or a number two in  a senior-level position within a similar organization, as noted above. He or She will be a  natural-born leader and have successfully recruited manufacturing companies. He or She  will be adept at building relationships from the local level to Washington, DC, to site  selectors.

  • Proven track record of success in a similar role, with experience in community involvement and significant Board interaction.
  • Background in a chamber of commerce, economic development organization, or related business association.
  • Experience with a growing population base in a dynamic business market.
  • A bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred, and an advanced degree is desirable.
  • Graduates of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management, Certified Chamber Executive, or Certified Economic Developer designation are desirable.


Submit a cover letter, resume, & references electronically to The Deadline to apply is Friday, June 21st.

Feel free to call Ali Marie Watson, 270- 519-2298, with any questions.

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