KATY (Covering Katy News) — Charting a strong path forward, the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce announces the hiring of Matthew Ferraro as the new Chief Executive Officer. The Chamber also announces the opening of its new office in the City of Katy.
Ferraro comes to the Katy Chamber from the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, where he most recently served as Vice President.
“I’m excited about the opportunities that the Katy Chamber has to offer its community,” Ferraro said. “I’m eager to get to work and help the Chamber grow to reach its full potential,”
Ferraro has seven years of experience in non-profit organizational management. A 2012 Texas A&M graduate in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, Ferraro also is a graduate of the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management (IOM), a premier four-year professional development program.
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“We are very excited to welcome Matthew,” said Marcus Henneke, Katy Chamber Chairman of the Board. “With the amazing growth of the Katy Area, we can’t wait for him to lead our Chamber. We think members will be excited to meet Matthew and work with us as we take the Chamber to unprecedented heights.”
Ferraro begins work as CEO on April 29. But Ferraro already knows the Katy Area as he, his wife Sarabeth and their son Hudson live in Katy.
“I look forward to building relationships with our businesses and community leaders,” Ferraro said. “They need to know that their Chamber is going to be focused on working for them.”
Continuing the strong move forward, the Chamber also announces its new permanent location, at 814 East Ave, Suite F, Katy, TX 77493.