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2/15/2018 Chamber

Chamber Names James Reddish as Executive Vice President

The Little Rock Regional Chamber is pleased to announce the selection of James Reddish as its new Executive Vice President. James has spent the past two and a half years working for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) in Chicago, IL. At CAEL, James partnered with community leaders in over a dozen states on efforts to align workforce to drive economic growth. Prior to his work at CAEL, James served as Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development for Louisville’s regional chamber known as Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI), where he led the organization’s program of work within economic development as well as education and workforce development.

In his time at GLI, James played a leadership role in several significant community initiatives including the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Business Plan for Louisville/Lexington as well as co-chairing the high school redesign of Jefferson County Public Schools into a Ford Next Generation Learning community. Over his career, James has served on the boards of several community organizations including the Louisville Sports Commission, Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, the Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency and the Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics Network.

“With the amazing team already in place at the Little Rock Regional Chamber, it was important to seek a talented, experienced and results-driven leader to help drive us forward,” stated Jay Chesshir, President and CEO. “We strongly believe that James is that dynamic leader who can help us continue to improve, grow and serve our membership.”

“I am honored and very exciting to be joining such a strong organization in this wonderful community,” Reddish said. “There has never been a more important time for business and community leaders to come together to overcome shared challenges and seize opportunity for regional growth. I believe the Chamber can continue to facilitate that leadership and ensure an economic future for the Little Rock region that benefits all.”

Reddish will officially assume his new position on March 1, 2018.