The initial formation of the Chamber as it now exists occurred in 1909, when three other groups — the Commercial Club, the 150,000 Club and the Freight Bureau — merged with the Board of Trade to form the original Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
- James C. Oberwetter, President & CEO
- Mike Baggett, 2011 Chairman
Chairman Emeritus, Winstead PC
- Clint McDonnough, 2012 Chairman Elect
Dallas Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
- David Corrigan, Chairman Immediate Past
President & CEO, Corrigan Investments, Inc.
Together, we will lead the Dallas region to become the most economically prosperous region — and the most desirable place to live and work — in the United States.
The Dallas Regional Chamber is the area’s leading membership-driven business organization committed to promoting economic prosperity by leading economic development, driving improvements in public education, influencing public policy, and catalyzing and advocating for regional partnerships. The Chamber works to ensure that the Dallas region will become the most economically prosperous region – and the most desirable place to live and work – in the United States. The Chamber is a not for profit organization comprised of businesses which represent all facets of the North Texas business community.
Dallas Regional Chamber Profile
Our range of members includes sole proprietors to small and medium sized businesses, to large corporations.
The Regional Chamber:
- Is guided by a comprehensive 5 year Strategic Plan titled Strategic Plan Blueprint
- Manages a wide variety of member engaging programs and activities
- Is actively involved in public policy issues on the local, state and national levels
- Is driven by an 84-member Board of Directors and supported by committees made up of more than 500 volunteer leaders
Membership with the Dallas Regional Chamber is an investment in the region’s business community today and for the future.