BETTENDORF, IOWA (March 28, 2022) — Jorgenson Consulting has been hired to assist the Quad Cities Chamber in finding the next President and CEO. Founded in 1992, Jorgenson Consulting is a national executive search firm focusing on non-profit, economic and community development.
In late March, the firm will conduct a series of meetings with the search committee, Chamber staff, members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and a cross-section of community stakeholders to develop a position description that captures the preferred candidate's desired experience and leadership characteristics. Jorgenson Consulting will complete the executive search process later this summer.
Dr LaDrina Wilson, Chamber Board Vice Chair and CEO of IMAN Consulting will lead the search committee. Additional committee members include: Mara Downing, Deere and Company; Mo Hyder, Rhythm City Casino Resort; Caitlin Russell, Russell; and Corri Spiegel, City of Davenport. Feeback will be sought from community leaders and Chamber members during the search process with the Board of Directors approving the hire.
“The Quad Cities Chamber is in a great position to find a passionate and capable professional to lead us into the future,” said Wilson. “We’re committed to finding the right person to represent our region and help us reach our audacious goals of growing our region’s GDP and economy, as well as engaging more businesses.”
Requests for information regarding the executive search should be sent to Todd Jorgenson at email@example.com. Jorgenson Consulting will hold all inquiries in confidence.
After four years serving as President and CEO, Paul Rumler left the Quad Cities Chamber in mid-March to become Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President of CCIM Institute. Dr Mike Oberhaus, Chief Strategy Officer, is serving as Interim CEO. Oberhaus previously served as the Superintendent of the Rock Island-Milan School District #41 before joining the Chamber in 2019.
About the Quad Cities Chamber:
The Quad Cities Chamber facilitates business growth to help create a prosperous regional economy where all can thrive. Its work is focused in three strategic areas: Business and economic growth; placemaking; and talent attraction and development. Learn more about the Chamber at quadcitieschamber.com.