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President of the State Chamber

Job Description: Leadership Position as President of the State Chamber
The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, dedicated to promoting an economic climate that
strengthens the competitiveness of Delaware businesses and benefits the citizens of our state, is in
search of its next leader due to the retirement of its current President in the summer 2018
As President of the State Chamber of Commerce you will serve as the leader of the state's largest and
most influential business advocacy group representing businesses of all sizes. As Delaware faces a more
competitive environment we need to compete for business more aggressively. The new President will
analyze and develop the strategy needed to compete both regionally and nationally for business growth.
A thought provoking, driven leader will be needed to continue the 2017 market changing legislative
initiatives influenced by the Chamber in Delaware which resulted in updating the Coastal Zone Act and
establishment of the Delaware Prosperity Partnership. Areas of focus may include reevaluating the
business atmosphere in Delaware; reducing healthcare costs, advancing better educational outcomes as
well as examining the personal income tax structure, analyzing right to work legislation and prevailing
wage discussions versus those of our surrounding states.
In addition to attracting new business, a key focus area will be on the ability for current and future
companies to operate effectively and efficiently, including issues such as licensing and permitting. The
new President will be expected to grow membership and establish a fruitful relationship with the Board,
Chamber members and governmental representatives.
The State of Delaware has long been known for its world-renowned chemical, financial and corporate
market segments. While change abounds in these sectors, Delaware business and government leaders
must continue to work together and build upon recent successes such as the securing of two business
segments of DowDuPont, which will remain in Delaware after the company merger. As numerous
entrepreneurial incubators have launched in Wilmington, the Chamber looks to embrace the
generational, market and business changes necessary to attract new business start-ups.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and expertise on economic development
principles, the regional economy, political environment, membership recruitment, with the ability to
fundraise and be able to manage challenges which could inhibit growth and prosperity of large and small
employers here in the first state.
Our Chamber President will need to demonstrate openness to ideas from a variety of sources and focus
on achieving the best outcomes for Delaware business growth.
To learn more about the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and this position, please visit our
website at
For confidential consideration, interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume by
email to A deadline of December 15, 2017 has been established to accept
resumes for this position.
Company: Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

24 NW Front St.
Suite 101
Milford, DE 19963
Phone: (302) 422-3344
Fax: (302) 422-7503