Cleveland/Bradley Chamber Board Selects Mike Griffin As New President And CEO

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced that Mike Griffin has been selected to serve as the new president and CEO of the Chamber. Mr. Griffin will assumed his new position on Monday.

“We are delighted to have such a qualified, capable, and service-minded person step in to lead our organization to new heights,” said Kimberly Casteel, USA Mortgage and chairman of the chamber board. “We look forward to Mike’s leadership, and the achievements and successes that our community will enjoy as a result.” 

Mr.
Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and advanced professional certifications in Commercial Lending and Banking from Vanderbilt University. He worked for First Tennessee Bank for over 32 years where he served as Community President for the Cleveland area since 2012. While at First Tennessee Bank he was responsible for managing the Cleveland community market to grow and retain business and commercial relationships.
 
Ms. Casteel said, “We are confident that the growth and success Mike saw in banking will be reflected during his tenure at our organization.” Most recently Griffin served as the co-chairman of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce Momentum: ‘22 community investment campaign.

Prior to this he actively served on the chamber’s board of directors as the chair-elect and Public Affairs vice-chair for 2017 and 2018. Besides his chamber volunteer servant leadership, Mr. Griffin is currently the board chairman for the United Way of the Ocoee Region; vice-chairman of the board for Cleveland State Community College; vice-president for the Rotary Club of Cleveland; the City of Cleveland’s Health and Education board; and chairman for Erlanger Health System.

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