Friday, November 26, 2021

Raleigh Chamber Chief Quits For Florida Job

— The president and chief executive of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is leaving after less than two years on the job to take a new position in Florida, the group announced Wednesday.

Tim Giuliani, who came to Raleigh in the middle of 2015 from a position in Gainesville, Fla., plans to return to the Sunshine State to head a new regional economic development/chamber of commerce group in Orlando. His last day in the Triangle will be March 3.

“This was a tough personal decision to make. It has been my privilege to serve the community of Raleigh and the Triangle region,” Giuliani said in a statement. “I enjoyed partnering with the dedicated staff, members and directors at the Chamber, and I know that a great future lies ahead for Raleigh.”

Chamber officials credited Giuliani with helping get the Wake County Transit Plan referendum approved last fall and with the creation of 7,762 jobs and $632 million of capital investment across the region.

“The board regretfully accepts Tim’s decision, and we are truly grateful for his forward-thinking vision and guidance over the last year and a half,” Raleigh Chamber Chairman Greg Winkler said in a statement. “He has led our team in strategic economic planning and development with a unique and innovative approach to fostering a thriving business community. We wish him and his family all the best as they return to their home state of Florida, and he pursues an opportunity of a lifetime. The Greater Raleigh Chamber looks forward to carrying on initiatives he helped to establish.”

The board of directors has begun searching for a successor and said Senior Vice President and General Manager Janet Carr would manage the Chamber’s operations until a new president is named.

,The president and chief executive of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is leaving after less than two years on the job to take a new position in Florida, the group announced Wednesday.,The president and chief executive of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is leaving after less than two years on the job to take a new position in Florida, the group announced Wednesday.

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