The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry has hired Bradley Jackson as its new president and CEO.
Jackson is a veteran of the Tennessee Chamber. He had been serving as the interim president following what the chamber touts as a successful stint as its vice president for government affairs. In that role, Jackson oversaw the chamber's legislative agenda.
In prepared remarks, Greg Martz, who chairs the chamber's board of directors, said Jackson was chosen following conversations with elected officials and business leaders from across the state.
"He has demonstrated beyond any doubt his ability to effectively run a complex organization, and we are excited about his vision for the chamber," Martz said.
During Jackson's tenure overseeing government affairs, the chamber said in a news release that the organization accomplished "more than 90 percent its legislative goals."
He previously held several roles in state government, including lobbying for the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions and working for the research staff for the Senate and House Finance Ways & Means Committees.
“The Tennessee Chamber has a bright future, and I am honored to be selected to this position,” Jackson said. “I will work to continue our tradition of strong legislative advocacy and government affairs, and growing relationships with business leaders. I look forward to focusing on the needs of our member companies as we work to develop programs that benefit them and continue to make Tennessee a great state for business.”