Skip to main content

Chamber Names Interim Director

Jul 26, 2013 04:31PM ● Published by Jason Huddle

Concord-The Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation has announced that Carroll D. Gray will serve as interim executive director.

 

On July 9, John Cox, longtime president and CEO of the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce and Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation, resigned from his post to become the president of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.

 

“Throughout his tenure, John Cox and his team have accomplished many things for Cabarrus County, including the recruitment of more than 20 new businesses to the area,” stated Tom Earnhardt, Chairman of the Board of the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce. “While we’re certainly disappointed that John Cox has resigned from his position, we are confident that Carroll Gray’s experience and willingness to serve as interim executive director will allow the county to continue to accomplish its short term goals.”

 

Gray, formally the president of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, will manage all executive responsibilities for the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. He will also lend his expertise in the search of a permanent replacement for the president and CEO for both organizations.

 

As the president of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Gray’s primary focus was on economic development. During his tenure his team facilitated the recruitment of over 12,000 businesses, 200,000 jobs and $15 billion in new investments throughout the region. After retiring as president of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in 2006, Gray continued an active role in economic development and public policy, and founded Carroll Gray and Associates, a consulting firm that has provided counsel to chambers and municipalities across the Carolinas.

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Cabarrus Magazine's free newsletter to catch every headline

In Print, Community Cabarrus Chamber Charlotte Chamber John Cox
  • Piedmont Farmers Market 2017

    12/16/2017
    08:00AM

    • Open year-round. Fresh local produce, honey, free-range eggs, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef...


  • Breakfast with Santa

    12/16/2017
    08:00AM — 11:00AM

    Join Historic Columbia for a holiday treat to remember! Enjoy a continental breakfast in our cozy...


  • 25 Days of Christmas Specials

    12/16/2017
    08:00AM

    Dr. Edward Dickerson and staff will be announcing new specials on facebook EACH DAY of December l...


  • Beginners photography workshop

    12/16/2017
    09:00AM — 02:00PM

    This will be a monthly workshop for beginner photographers to learn about their camera and to ass...


  • Frostbite 5K

    12/16/2017
    10:00AM

    The FROSTBITE 5K is a 3.1mile run through Kannapolis Greenway and surrounding communities with ch...


  • Trade the Galaxy at Upstate BI-LO Stores

    12/16/2017
    02:00PM — 04:00PM

    WHAT: BI-LO stores across the Upstate are hosting a galactic event in anticipation of the new St...


  • Speedway Christmas 2017

    12/16/2017
    06:00PM

    Speedway Christmas is returning to Charlotte Motor Speedway and is even bigger and better in its ...


  • Miracle on 34th Street : The Musical

    12/16/2017
    08:00PM — 10:30PM

    A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on th...


  • This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. ...


  • The Barefoot Movement Christmas Show

    12/16/2017
    08:00PM — 11:00PM

    A holiday celebration for the whole family, The Barefoot Movement performs season favorites from ...


  • 25 Days of Christmas Specials

    12/18/2017
    08:00AM

    Dr. Edward Dickerson and staff will be announcing new specials on facebook EACH DAY of December l...


Get Cabarrus Magazine Delivered to Your Door!

Subscribe today!

Proudly Brought To You By These Community Sponsors