Austin Regional Manufacturing Association honors Austin Chamber of Commerce senior vice president

Charisse Bodisch awarded 2021 Friend of Manufacturing

Posted on 12/17/2021

AUSTIN, Texas––The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Charisse Bodsich, senior vice president of economic development, was honored with the 2021 Friend of Manufacturing award from the Austin Regional Manufacturing Association (ARMA). Award recipients are chosen based on their significant contributions to the Central Texas manufacturing community.

“ARMA is a fantastic organization doing so much for our manufacturing community,” Bodisch said. “It is an honor to be recognized in this manner and emblematic of the relationships our entire team strives to develop at the Austin Chamber.”

Bodisch has more than 26 years of experience in economic development and has served in her current role with the Austin Chamber of Commerce for almost seven years. She leads the award-winning team dedicated to business recruitment of new corporate citizens and expansion of the local industry base for the five-county Austin region. As a result of Bodisch's leadership, the region has one of its most diverse portfolios in history, which includes two of the biggest deals in Texas history that include Samsung’s $17 billion investment in Taylor and Tesla’s new Gigafactory.

​​“Charisse’s tenure with the Austin Chamber has been nothing short of excellent, she is truly deserving of this prestigious award,” Laura Huffman, president and CEO, Austin Chamber of Commerce, said. “Her work within the manufacturing sector has supported numerous organizations throughout the Austin region and helped create opportunities for the entire community. There is no doubt in my mind that Charisse deserves every accolade presented to her and I couldn’t be more proud of my friend and colleague.”


About the Austin Chamber

The Austin Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership organization that helps people live, work and thrive in Austin. The Chamber invests in a broad range of programs that build, support, and diversify the Austin region’s economy. Its vision is for Austin to have the country’s most prosperous business community. To learn more, visit

About ARMA

ARMA is a 501C6 non-profit working to improve the regional manufacturing community. We are dedicated to strengthening our members through advocacy, workforce development, and networking. ARMA's mission is to strengthen the Central Texas manufacturing community through advocacy, workforce development, and networking.