Reagan Accepts St. Louis Chamber of Commerce Job

by admin on December 12, 2011

Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Joe Reagan has accepted the position as President and CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association.

Reagan issued a statement saying it has been an honor to serve the city’s business community and the bi-state region.

From Reagan:

“I’ve been blessed to work alongside a tremendous team of leaders at Greater Louisville Inc. who together have delivered strong economic development, financial and programmatic results for our investors and stakeholders.

What I’m most proud of is Greater Louisville Inc.’s leadership in making education attainment the top priority for our community and our commitment to economic inclusion, working to be an organization for all sizes and types of businesses and encouraging Louisville to be the most welcoming region for people from every neighborhood … and all over the world.

The professional, family and leadership opportunities and challenges we now accept at the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association is made with deep gratitude to Greater Louisville Inc. and Louisville.”

Reagan’s resignation will be effective January 26.

GLI Executive Vice President Tracee Troutt will serve as interim CEO. The city’s chamber of commerce and chief economic development organization has promised that an “international search” will be conducted to select the next GLI president and CEO.

Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement about Reagan’s departure:

Joe has brought great energy and leadership to GLI, and he’s been a strategic partner with the city to grow jobs and our economy. His successes have ranged from the $1.2 billion investment in Ford to the insourcing of products at GE Appliance Park to the daily work of creating an entrepreneurial culture in Louisville. He’s assembled a good team at GLI and leaves the organization on a solid foundation on which we can build.

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