Spurgeon named president of Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives
By: Julie Daniels, Communications Coordinato on Oct 09, 2015
Jackson Chamber announces Kyle Spurgeon, president/CEO of the Jackson Chamber has been elected president of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) for the 2015-2016 year. Spurgeon, who has served on the board of directors, was elected president at TCCE’s annual conference held in Nashville, TN recently during its election of officers.
“TCCE is the Tennessee’s trade organization for chamber professionals,” says Spurgeon. “I look forward to working with our members across the state this next year.”
Kyle has been with the Jackson Chamber for six years as president/CEO, having served as director of economic development with the chamber for six years from 1993-1999. Before joining the Jackson Chamber, Spurgeon was vice-president, corporate relations for Jackson Energy Authority. He has also served as marketing director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. He was previously director of economic development for The chamber from 1993-1999. He has helped facilitate project locations representing more than $2.0 billion in capital investment.
Spurgeon holds a B.S. in public relations/marketing from Murray State University. He has frequently testified before state legislative bodies regarding tax incentives and workforce issues. He also has conducted strategic planning sessions for a variety of different organizations and businesses. He has been an instructor for the Economic Development Institute based in Norman, OK and is a past vice-chairman of the Tennessee Board for Economic Growth. Additionally, he has served as chairman of the Tennessee Building and Finance Commission, is a past president of the Tennessee Economic Development Council and past board member of the Southern Economic Development Council.
The TCCE, formed in 1912, maintains the role of representing the interests of Tennessee’s job creators in matters of public policy and builds a statewide network and coalition of businesses and industries that speak out collectively on matters of interest.
As the Tennessee affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chemical Council, the Tennessee Chamber works with national and state business allies to maintain a strong, healthy business climate in Tennessee for companies to grow, to profit, to expand and to hire.