The Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the state’s largest business advocacy organization, announced today the long-term retirement plans of its president and CEO.
Kevin Brinegar, who has led the organization for 20 years, will retire on January 5, 2024. The extended timeframe is at the request of the Indiana Chamber Executive Committee.
“Under Kevin’s guidance, the Indiana Chamber has become one of the top chambers of commerce in the nation by any measure. When it comes to public policy, the state’s business climate has never been better,” offers Indianapolis business leader John Thompson, Indiana Chamber Chairman of the Board.
“Kevin is so passionate about the Chamber’s mission and working on behalf of the business community, but the pull toward the next phase of life came calling. I couldn’t be happier for him personally and for the strong position of the Chamber today under his leadership.”
Thompson also details the search process.
“The Indiana Chamber Board has a plan in place to be implemented over the coming months beginning with the selection of a search committee comprised of Indiana Chamber board members. This search will be open and national in scope, including retaining a search firm selected by the search committee.”
Brinegar celebrates 30 years with the Indiana Chamber in November.
He says, “Leading the Chamber has been the perfect job for me – allowing me to use my prior experience in state government and passion for public policy on behalf of the business community to promote prosperity and economic opportunity for the people and enterprises of Indiana.
“Indiana is a much better place to do business, grow jobs and raise families than it was at the turn of the century. For those accomplishments, I am most proud. For this year and throughout all of 2023, I am committed to conducting business as usual here at the Chamber as we continue to promote the state’s business community and advocate for pro-economy, pro-jobs policies.”