Over the course of the past month, the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce executive committee to the Board of Directors have worked with Rod and reached an agreement to extend Rod’s current contract as the President and CEO. He will serve in this role through 2024.
“I’m very happy to continue to serve Pueblo and our business community. I will reach 30 years of service at the end of those 4 years and I am proud of what we have and have yet to accomplish here at the Chamber,” said Rod Slyhoff.
Rod Slyhoff has served the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce since 1988. Before becoming President & CEO in October of 1994, Slyhoff held the positions of Vice President of Membership and Small Business Development, Membership Director and Account Representative.
As President of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, he has seen the membership grow from 800 to over 1300 members. He actively lobbies the Chamber’s Legislative agenda at the State Capitol and has presented several times at the National Education Trust Conferences on Business involvement in systemic changes in education in an effort to improve the future workforce. In recent years, he has strengthened Pueblo’s Sister City relations with Chihuahua, Mexico by developing opportunities for business and tourism exchange.
Rod is most proud of the Pueblo Chamber’s involvement with El Pomar Foundation and the Black, Latino and Asian Emerging Leadership programs.
“We are excited to keep Rod on as the President and CEO. He has served the Pueblo community with pride and we look forward to the next 4 years,” said Matt Centner, Chairman of the Board of Directors.