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President & CEO, Muscatine, Iowa


The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry [GMCCI] seeks applicants and referrals for the position of President & CEO. This person is the CEO of the organization and is governed by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, yet works with considerable independence. The CEO is responsible for the general management, including finance and budgeting, coordination of all Chamber of Commerce activities and directs all planning and implementation of GMCCI by-laws, programs and policies/procedures. The CEO has direct responsibility to lead GMCCI toward the accomplishment of its mission and strategic plans for Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, Community Development and CVB operations.

The organization is seeking a dynamic leader with a verifiable track record of success.  The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to create and maintain relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, articulate a definite and clear vision and unify volunteers and staff around numerous initiatives. The new Plan of Work for GMCCI has identified initiative with strategies to address the following:

  • Work with all constituents to cultivate a positive community for employees to live and work in Muscatine.
  • Present new Economic Development initiatives to foster growth.
  • Community/Downtown Enhancement and Reinvigoration
  • Attract visitors to the community through the efforts of the Muscatine Convention and Visitors’ Bureau

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leadership and motivation of staff, Boards and volunteers.
  • Ensure fiscal stability, accountability and transparency.
  • Develop and mentor outstanding staff members and serve as a role model.
  • Maintain a visible and proactive profile in the community.
  • Represent the community and GMCCI professionally at all times.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities to keep GMCCI fresh and cutting edge.
  • Promote the organization, staff and their accomplishments to the constituents we serve.
  • Lead ongoing planning activities and associated fundraising initiatives.

Recommend to the Board, policy and procedure changes that will allow GMCCI to function fairly and efficiently as it carries on the organization’s mission

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline, advanced degree desired. Completion of US Chamber of Commerce Institute of Management or designation as a Certified Economic Developer {CEcD} is preferred.
  • Management experience in Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development or related organizations.
  • Evidence of exemplary achievement and leadership in this field of endeavor.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organizational and motivation skills.
  • Exemplifies honesty, integrity and forthrightness in all aspects of life, personal and professional.
Job Type:
Muscatine, IA

GMCCI will offer a compensation and benefit package that is regionally competitive. Muscatine, pop. 23,000, offers a reasonable cost of living, excellent schools and exceptional recreational and cultural opportunities.

Bachelor’s degree
How to Apply:

Email resumes in confidence to:

Email responses to:

Jeff Ploeger – Search Consultant

Ploeger Recruiting Services – Burlington, IA

800-590-1591 office or 319-759-4464 mobile

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Jeff Ploeger – Ploeger Recruiting Services – Burlington, IA
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