McKINNEY (March 21, 2014) — McKinney Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jodi Ann LaFreniere Ray, CCE resigned her position effective March 21, 2014 to pursue a private sector opportunity. Ray has been with the McKinney Chamber for the past four and half years after serving in similar positions in Connecticut and North Carolina.

“It has been an honor for me to have had the opportunity to serve this organization and the incredible mission that it represents,” said Ray. “McKinney is an amazing community and very deserving of the many accolades it has received. It has been my distinct pleasure to work with the members of the Chamber, our outstanding staff team, Board of Directors, City leaders and so many wonderful partners throughout our community.”

“We appreciate the service and her effort to improve the Chamber of Commerce,” said Ray Eckenrode, McKinney Chamber Board Chairman. The McKinney Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet next week to lay out plans for identifying Ray’s successor.


About the McKinney Chamber of Commerce

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the McKinney business community and proudly serves as the unified business voice of McKinney. The Chamber represents over 39,000 employees from more than 1,240 business investors in McKinney and throughout the North Texas region. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works in concert with the City of McKinney, community partners and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business. As publisher of McKinney Magazine, and, the McKinney Chamber markets the community’s advantages as the foremost location for doing business. The McKinney Chamber is proud to be celebrating its’ centennial and recognizing 100 years of service to the McKinney business community and city of McKinney.