Jim Fram, CEcD, FM, CCE, Senior Vice President – Economic Development for the Tulsa Metro Chamber, has been named CEO/President of The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Hot Springs Metro Partnership.
“We are extremely fortunate to have a person with the management and economic development experience and skills of Jim Fram join our team to continue the growth and progress that residents and business people of the Hot Springs Region have come to expect from The Chamber and The Partnership,” Steve Trusty, chairman of the chamber board said.
“Everyone involved in the selection of a new CEO/President for The Chamber and The Partnership has been more than favorably impressed by the energy, enthusiasm and the level of expertise that Jim has brought to the selection committee’s search,” Latt Bachelor, chairman of the metro partnership board said.
Fram has served in CEO and/or senior management roles in economic development organizations and/or chambers of commerce in Arkansas, Texas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.
Following formal education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Fram graduated from the Institute for Organizational Management at Southern Methodist University and from the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
“We were very pleased with the interest we received in regards to this position. We had an extremely competitive field of candidates, and appreciate the interest from all candidates in this process,” Brian Bell, the Search Committee Chairman said. “I commend the selection committee and the community leadership for their valued input and discernment throughout this recruitment and interview process. They’ve dedicated a lot of time and effort into it.”