At their April board meeting, the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to name Todd Thomson President/CEO of the organization. Thomson replaces former Chamber President/CEO Clay Ingram, who was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to lead Volunteer Florida in January. Thomson had been serving as the Chamber’s Interim President/CEO since Ingram’s departure.
“After a thorough search and interview process, our search committee and Chamber Board of Directors found Todd Thomson’s experience, leadership skills, and vision for the Chamber to be the right fit,” stated Chamber Board of Directors Chairman Steve Moorhead. “We are excited about our future with Todd at the helm.”
Thomson joined the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce in February 2015 and has served as Vice President of Public Affairs for the past three years. Before joining the Chamber, Thomson had a twenty-year career in Florida government and politics; including serving as Staff Director for the Redistricting Committee in the Florida House of Representatives and as Director of Government Relations for BP following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thomson has experience as a legislative lobbyist, grassroots organizer, and political campaign consultant. Thomson has managed and consulted for numerous successful campaigns on the federal, state, and local levels.
“The Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce has evolved over the past few years with a new location, new people, and a new focus. That focus is to be as a resource and advocate for small businesses and a key supporter of our local military installations,” Thomson stated. “We will continue to expand on these roles by serving as a key convener for local organizations; bringing people together to address the key issues facing our community and local businesses.”
Thomson’s tenure will begin immediately.