Austin Chamber President & CEO Mike Rollins set to retire March 2020

Chamber begins nationwide search for president & CEO

Posted on 11/25/2019

AUSTIN, Texas—The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce today announced Chamber President and CEO Mike Rollins will retire effective March 31, 2020.

“Mike Rollins has been a stalwart of the Austin business community for the past 17 years,” said Chamber Board Chair Brian Cassidy. “His leadership and vision helped transform our region into an economic powerhouse. His dedication to the Chamber and to our community are renowned across the region and those who have had the pleasure of working with Mike will tell you he truly believes in the good the business community can accomplish when it works together. The list of accomplishments Mike has had during his career is too long to list, but he has exemplified what makes Austin so special through his collaborative and innovative efforts. Austin would not be what it is today without his leadership. As we search for a new president for the Chamber of Commerce, we will keep in mind the qualities that Mike has exhibited during his illustrious career as a guide to find the right successor to lead us into the 2020s.”

Rollins has served as president and CEO of the Chamber since 2002. Prior to his time in Austin, he served in the same role at the Nashville Chamber of Commerce for 12 years.

“From day one, Mike Rollins has been determined that the Chamber would be a ‘best in class’ organization for the benefit of the entire Austin community,” said Opportunity Austin Chair Gary Farmer. “As I reflect on Mike’s tenure, I know that he approached his job with integrity, honor, determination and heart. Mike has been a phenomenal leader and friend to many in this community. His legacy will shine for decades to come.”

The Chamber has retained Jorgenson Consulting, a national executive search firm, to lead a national search for its new president and CEO. The firm will work with a search committee composed of members of the Chamber’s board of directors.

Interested candidates may send resumes to The search firm will maintain applicant confidentiality.

About the Austin Chamber
The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce focuses on how the Austin region works. We serve as the voice of business for our member organizations and their employees throughout Central Texas. Our mission is to provide leadership that facilitates the creation of a prosperous regional economy and effective advocacy for members.