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Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce hires new president

Rochester Chamber hires new president
Robert Miller

The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Robert (Rob) Miller, former CEO/President of the Arizona Trade Exchange in Mesa, Arizona, as its new president.

The hiring of Miller is the culmination of a six-month search for a successor to former President John Wade.

"We are very excited to welcome Rob aboard the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce and to our community. His passion for business, both large and small, is evident," says RACC Board Chair Brent Buchan. "He is an enthusiastic listener who is ready to share a vision and lead with consensus, and I expect him to energize those around him at this exciting time in Rochester's history. Rob brings a reputation for hard work, integrity, and sincerity that will make him a great fit for us."

As the CEO of the Arizona Trade Exchange, Miller grew a start-up company from scratch to a 700-member enterprise generating $8 million in revenue. He managed the daily operations of a $24 million food service operation within Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif.

A native of Sheboygen, Wisconsin, Miller looks forward to returning to the Midwest with his family, and to working with the Chamber.


"It is an honor to lead an organization that works tirelessly to serve its members and the community at large," says Miller. "While I am completely committed to advancing the positive impact the Chamber has had and the great work that's being accomplished, I am equally as enthusiastic about the opportunity ahead for this vibrant and collaborative community. Having an integral role in important initiatives such as Destination Medical Center and Journey to Growth is sure to be one of the highlights of my career."

"Rob's unique background is suited to our membership," says RACC Board Chair-Elect Sue Reinke Walch. "His experience, from entrepreneurial start-ups to executive management in a major sports facility, gives him valuable insight that we believe will help him relate well with our diverse membership base. We look forward to his leadership in the Chamber, and also all of the growth initiatives with which we are involved."

Miller will officially begin his position within the next 30 days.

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