Frisco Chamber Board Names Tony Felker President/CEO

Below is a press release sent out by the Frisco Chamber naming former Council Member Tony Felker as the new President. Since I have had the pleasure of working with Tony on City Council, I know he will do an excellent job. Congrats Tony!


FRISCO, TEXAS, Jan. 19, 2009 – Following discussion and action at their Board Meeting held on Friday, January 16, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced that Tony Felker has been named President/CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, effective immediately.   “We are pleased, proud, and honored to have the opportunity to have Tony as our new President,” said Steve Watten, Chairman of the Board.


“Tony brings a familiarity with the Frisco Chamber and community that is unique, and he has a vested interest in the Chamber, both personally and professionally,” Watten added. 


Felker has been employed at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce for the last four and a half years, most recently serving as Vice-President of Business Development.  He also served as Interim-President for six months during a transition in management at the end of 2006.   In addition to his employment at the Chamber, Felker is currently serving as Mayor Pro Tem on the Frisco City Council.  His position on Council will terminate in May as he is finishing his second consecutive term and is term-limited.


“I am extremely proud and honored to be taking over as President of the Frisco Chamber”, said Felker.  “I am anxious to continue to help make Frisco a vibrant place to do business, and I am eager to help our business members succeed.  During my time in Frisco, I have been proud to promote and help our community be all that it is.  I am eager to continue to make Frisco and the surrounding area a locale where all businesses, large and small, can succeed and where they have a strong partner in doing so.”


Since arriving at the Chamber, Felker has worked on membership, governmental affairs, and businesses retention and attraction, as well as directly overseeing and managing additional departments including finance, building, human resources, and sales.   “Tony has been actively managing areas of the Frisco Chamber for three years and has a working knowledge of its operations and personnel,” said Watten.


In July, Felker is anticipated to complete his fourth and final year at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management in Los Angeles, California.  Held at five universities across the country, most participants attend the one-week sessions at the same site each year, building valuable relationships with others in the industry and creating a network of idea sharing.  Graduates of Institute receive their IOM recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management and earn points toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) certification.


A resident of Frisco since 1997, Felker has been actively involved in numerous community organizations in addition to his roles at the Chamber and on Council, including the Rotary, Leadership Frisco, the Frisco Heritage Association, and the Police and Fire Citizens’ Academy classes.   During his eleven years in Frisco, Felker has also owned/operated his own business in town and conducted sales for several organizations prior to his employment with the Frisco Chamber of Commerce in 2004.


Felker assumes the role of President/CEO following the recent resignation of past President John Land who is leaving the Chamber to assume the role of Executive Director of Economic Development and Tourism in Farmers Branch. 


1 Response to “Frisco Chamber Board Names Tony Felker President/CEO”

  1. 1 City Council Meeting 1/20/2009 « Trackback on January 21, 2009 at 8:33 pm

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