Regional Chamber makes Chulick Permanent CEO

By on February 8, 2019

From St. Louis Business Journal:  Nearly a year after naming former bank executive Tom Chulick as the interim leader of the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the organization has made him its permanent CEO and president, eschewing earlier plans to form a search committee.

Chulick said in an interview last week that “the executive committee and I have agreed that I’m going to stick around for a long time.”

“We’re having too much fun,” he said.

Chulick took the place of Joe Reagan, who departed last February amid controversy. At the time, then-board chairman Warner Baxter, the CEO of Ameren, said in a press release that the chamber’s executive committee was “forming a search committee that will identify a permanent CEO.”

The chamber’s current board chair, Thompson Coburn Chairman Tom Minogue, now says that isn’t necessary. The executive committee was happy with Chulick’s performance so it extended him through 2019, dropping the “acting” title.

“We’re happy with how things are going,” Minogue said. “At this juncture, with the benefit of seeing and experiencing Tom’s performance, we don’t see a reason to form a search committee.”

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