Kyle Spurgeon is president/CEO of Jackson Chamber, Jackson, TN. The organization represents 1250+ business members in Jackson/Madison County and parts of West Tennessee.
Before joining the 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 and was previously director of economic development for the Jackson Chamber from 1993-1999. He has helped facilitate project locations representing more than $2.0 billion in capital investment.
Spurgeon helped lead the effort in Jackson, TN to establish the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex, a 17-field baseball/softball complex situated adjacent to Interstate 40 that is surrounded by a new retail development and an AA minor league baseball team. The $11 million facility opened in the fall of 2006 and is one of the premier facilities of its type in the United States.
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 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, past board member of the Southern Economic Development Council and is currently president of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Kyle was awarded the Community Service Award by the Jackson-Madison County Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2014, the West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation recognized him as the recipient of their Leadership Award. He is also a supporter of Young Life activities in West Tennessee.
Kyle has three children – Blake, Shelby and Matthew.