Edmonds Chamber of Commerce appoints Kyle Vixie as new president, CEO
The Board of Directors for the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that is has appointed Kyle Vixie as its new president and CEO. Vixie will begin his new role on Monday, Jan. 6.
Vixie brings to the chamber 13 years of experience in nonprofit and community engagement work, the chamber announcement said. In addition to his most recent position as the executive director of the Washington State Medical Group Management Association, he previously served as director of events and community partnerships for the Downtown Seattle Association.
“Kyle will be a wonderful leader for the Chamber, and we are thrilled to have him on board,” said Jack Loos, Edmonds Chamber 2014 board chair. “His experience within the Seattle business community will serve him well as he gets to know our city’s leaders, business owners and citizens in the coming months.”
Vixie began his career at the Downtown Seattle Association in 2000 where he eventually led the teams responsible for public partnerships, marketing and events such as the annual Holiday Carousel, Sandfest and the Out To Lunch Concert Series. The “West Edge Neighborhood” program managed by Vixie won a NUSA “Neighborhood of the Year” award in 2002.
His experience with the Washington State Medical Group Management Association included development of a three-year strategic plan and 10-year vision. He has co-written major articles for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street News and presented at the International Downtown Association Conference in New York.
“The Edmonds community is vibrant and thriving, and I am eager to get started,” Vixie said. “I look forward to getting to know the residents and leaders and continuing to strengthen the relationship the chamber has with our community.”
Vixie holds a Master of Public Administration from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Washington. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Tomorrow program of the Seattle Chamber and United Way of King County.
The role of President and CEO was recently created after the Edmonds Chamber Board determined a reorganization of staffing would benefit the chamber.
The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce was chartered in 1907 and serves more than 500 businesses and professional leaders in Edmonds’ neighborhoods, including the Downtown, Waterfront, Perrinville, Firdale, Westgate, and Highway 99 districts.