Chamber President/CEO To Step Down January 2014

Release date: 10/25/2013

John W. Moore announced today that he is stepping down as President and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber effective January 3, 2014.   Moore has served as President and CEO since September 2005.

Under Moore’s eight-year tenure, the Chamber recruited over 21,000 new jobs,  $4.5 billion dollars in new capital investment and facilitated over $350 million dollars in transportation and infrastructure projects.  He led the Chamber’s rebranding efforts and repositioning of the Chamber within the Memphis Business Community.  Most recently, Moore gathered the top business leaders to work on transformational change for the community.

“Under John’s exemplary leadership, the Greater Memphis Chamber has been recognized as one of the best chambers in the country and an economic development powerhouse,” said Larry D. Cox, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Chamber and CEO of Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority.  “John has led the business community through one of the worst economic times of our nation and has successfully positioned Memphis and our assets as the place to do business.”

“Economic Development is like a relay race in perpetuity.  The baton is continuously passed from one leader to the next,” said Moore.  “We have accomplished a great deal for Greater Memphis over the years and now is the right time to identify the next leader for the Chamber.”

Celebrating its 175th year, the Greater Memphis Chamber is the lead economic development agency for Memphis/Shelby County, and is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,300 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.