The Midlothian Chamber of Commerce has assembled a committee in the search for a new chamber president.

The search committee includes Beef ‘O’ Brady’s owner Brad Golden, AFairchild PC audit director, Sharon Price, Gerdau routine facilitator Kobey Juergens and Leasing Impressions owner Stephen Hidlebaugh. Board members Steve Rose and Amanda Miller chaired the search committee during their board of directors meeting on Thursday.

“With the growth in Midlothian, the excellent schools and a diverse membership that includes many, small, locally-owned businesses, as well as the larger industrial base and thriving healthcare community, our chamber offers tremendous potential for a chamber leader,” chairwoman Cathy Altman stated in an email. “We anticipate hearing from many qualified candidates from around the state and even out of state.”

Altman said their ideal candidate would bring a strong business acumen, effective advocacy skills and an enthusiasm for community collaboration.

“We are especially interested in those candidates with demonstrated success growing membership through delivery of valuable programs and opportunities for the wide-range of businesses in our service area,” Altman said.

While she noted change can always be difficult for any organization, Altman also looks forward to the opportunity for growth that comes with fresh ideas and new perspectives.

To find the right fit, Altman said the search committee would review the chamber’s strategic plan and gather input from their members, as well as key stakeholders in the community.

“We are fortunate to have an engaged and committed board that is dedicated to bringing in a leader to partner with us in growing the organization to better assist our members, partner in economic development and create opportunities for our community,” Altman concluded.

Altman said the position would be posted on the chamber’s website later this week, but interested applicants can send resumes to MidlothianChamberSearch@gmail.com regardless. Altman anticipates that the search will take approximately one month or longer.


David Dunn, @DavidDunnInTX