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The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce announces Interim CEO

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Brian Albert, the 2024 Chamber Chairman of the Board, assumes the role of Interim CEO while a comprehensive executive search is conducted to replace J.J. Hollie, who has resigned as President and CEO of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce.

Established in 1978, The Woodlands Area Chamber stands as the preeminent business association in the Greater Houston region, boasting a membership of over 1,300 local, county, state, and national level employers. Having served as President and CEO since September 2015, Hollie has made meaningful contributions to The Woodlands Chamber’s growth and impact, and the Board of Directors thanks him for his service.

“We extend our gratitude to J.J. Hollie for his dedication and contributions to our organization. As we embark on the journey to find new leadership, we are filled with optimism and enthusiasm for the opportunities that lie ahead. With a steadfast commitment to our local business community and Chamber members, we are confident that our next leader will guide us to new heights of success, innovation, and collaboration,” stated Albert.

Brian Albert, 2024 Chamber Chairman of Board, Interim CEO of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce and Partner of Kean Miller LLP

Albert, a Partner in The Woodlands office of Kean Miller LLP since 2023, specializes in business, corporate, and real estate law. He has been an active member of the Chamber Board of Directors since 2020.

The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce is made up of thousands of business and civic leaders who have joined together to promote jobs, economic growth, and strong communities. As the largest business association in Greater Houston, we represent more than 1,300 area employers on the local, county, state, and national level. Learn more at