The CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce is stepping down.
Gene Barr, the president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2011, has announced his retirement.
Barr will step down as the organization’s president and CEO in the second quarter of 2022.
In February 2003, he became a member of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce.
Before being elected president in October 2011, Barr worked as the vice president of government and public affairs for more than eight years.
He has more than 45 years of experience in government, politics, and public affairs, as well as business operations.
“I’ve had the privilege of not only leading this organization for the past decade, but also of working with its talented staff, dedicated member organizations, and our pro-growth allies in state government to create a stronger, more vibrant Commonwealth,” Barr said.
“We’ve had a lot of success working together, and while there’s still a lot of work to be done to improve Pennsylvania, I have faith in the Chamber’s strong leadership and staff to pave the way for continued success.”
A search committee has been established by the chamber, which is located in downtown Harrisburg.
Barr will stay with the Chamber until his successor is named, and he will help with the transition.