Brian Carley named president of Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber announced Monday that Brian Carley will become President and CEO, starting in March.

Chamber Board Chair, Kay Geiger, said that Carley will assume his role at the country's fifth largest chamber on March 1, 2014 when Ellen van der Horst ends an eight-year tenure. 

Geiger, President of PNC Bank said, “Brian is a dynamic leader who is committed to building on the Chamber’s strong foundation of success at a pivotal time in our region’s history. During his time away these last seven years, he has remained connected to our community and understands the landscape and opportunities for our future."

"His portfolio of experience and collaborative leadership approach will position us to capitalize on the renaissance underway,” continued Geiger.

Carley has served on the boards of Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Museum Center, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Thomas More College, The College of Mt. St. Joseph and the advisory council to Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. 

Carley is more than familiar with the chamber’s work, having served as Treasurer for the Board’s Executive Committee from 1999 to 2005.

“Having the chance to return to Greater Cincinnati and help guide the region through the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead was too good to pass up,” Carley said. 

Carley is currently completing his role as partner at Deloitte, an audit and financial advisory company. He leads the firm's audit practice in Northeast Ohio.

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