Letter from the CEO

Jeannie Bollinger
Houston West Chamber

January 13, 2020

On behalf of the Houston West Chamber Board of Directors, it is our great pleasure to announce that  Kari A. Werner has been appointed as the organization’s new President, where she will be responsible for the overall management of chamber operations including managing the staff, strategic planning and execution, and overseeing day-to-day activities.

Werner began her career with the HWCOC in 2017, when she joined the staff as a retention specialist, charged with helping the chamber meet its networking and membership goals. In that role, she assisted with more than 300 events annually and exceeded the retention objectives. In 2018, Werner was promoted to Vice President of Operations and Events, where she managed daily operations, coordination, social media and marketing. She has been instrumental in the successful execution of featured events including Zest in the West, Women Driving Business, Salute to Veterans, the West Houston Outlook 2020 and others.

Prior to joining the HWCOC, Werner held numerous management jobs at entities in Houston and Miami. She is a graduate of the University of Miami. Werner’s predecessor, Jeannie Bollinger, will remain as chamber CEO.

“As the President of the Houston West Chamber, I want to express my sincere thanks as I step into my new role and for your positive vote of confidence. Our goal is to be an important resource for you, our members. We want to help you stay competitive, profitable, and viable,” Werner said.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a membership of over 800 member businesses representing approximately 46,000 employees who all share a common belief in the potential of real connections, personal introductions, and well-timed referrals. I look forward to meeting you to support your business growth.”

At the chamber, we remain In Business. For Business.™ from Greenway Plaza to the Energy Corridor


Jeannie M. Bollinger

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