“The board regretfully accepts Tim’s decision, and we are truly grateful for his forward-thinking vision and guidance over the last year and a half,” said Winkler. “He has led our team in strategic economic planning and development with a unique and innovative approach to fostering a thriving business community. We wish him and his family all the best as they return to their home state of Florida, and he pursues an opportunity of a lifetime. The Greater Raleigh Chamber looks forward to carrying on initiatives he helped to establish.”
“This was a tough personal decision to make; it has been my privilege to serve the community of Raleigh and the Triangle region,” said Giuliani. “I enjoyed partnering with the dedicated staff, members, and directors at the Chamber, and I know that a great future lies ahead for Raleigh.”
Since joining the Chamber as president and CEO nearly two years ago, Giuliani was instrumental in the passage of the Wake County Transit Plan referendum and the creation of 7,762 new jobs and $632 million of new capital investment across the region.
Giuliani will become the president and CEO of a new organization that will combine the Orlando Economic Development Commission and Central Florida Partnership, which includes Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce).