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Rollins to retire

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by Chad Swiatecki

Mike Rollins has announced his plans to retire as president and CEO of the Austin Chamber of Commerce next year, effective March 31. The organization has begun a nationwide search to replace Rollins, who took over the role in 2002 after holding the same position in Nashville for 12 years. Local business leaders credit Rollins with bringing hundreds of thousands of jobs to Austin, turning the city into one of the nation’s hottest job markets as a result. “Mike Rollins has been a stalwart of the Austin business community for the past 17 years,” said Brian Cassidy, chair of the chamber’s board of directors. “His leadership and vision helped transform our region into an economic powerhouse. His dedication to the chamber and to our community are renowned across the region and those who have had the pleasure of working with Mike will tell you he truly believes in the good the business community can accomplish when it works together. … As we search for a new president for the Chamber of Commerce, we will keep in mind the qualities that Mike has exhibited during his illustrious career as a guide to find the right successor to lead us into the 2020s.” Those interested in applying for the position of the chamber’s top executive can send their resume to

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