The Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce has hired Cody Slater as its new vice president of Chamber programs.
Slater has seven years of experience in chamber leadership and economic development. Since 2018, Slater has served as the president and CEO of the Wynne Economic Development Corporation and Cross County Chamber of Commerce. Prior to his work in Wynne, Slater served as a Regional Manager for Community and Economic Development at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission in Little Rock.
Slater brings a variety of experience to this role as he currently serves on the board for the Arkansas Economic Developers and Chamber Executives (AEDCE), the Community Development Council (CDC) and recently graduated from the Delta Regional Authority Delta Leadership Institute (DLI). Slater is also a 2018 graduate of the Community Development Institute (CDI).
As vice president of Chamber programs, Slater will coordinate various Chamber committees and provide guidance and oversight for the Chamber’s three leadership programs.
“Cody will be a great asset to our Chamber team,” Mark Young, President and CEO of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce said. “He brings a passion for supporting our strong business community and will be vital in leading initiatives that support our mission.”
Slater earned a bachelor of science in journalism with an emphasis in public relations from Arkansas State University.