President/CEO of Victoria Chamber of Commerce announces resignation

The Victoria Chamber of Commerce announces, today, that the Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of President/CEO Randy Vivian.

Board Chair, Jeff Craig said, “Randy has served the Victoria Chamber of Commerce for over 12 years and done an outstanding job for the Chamber and the community.”

Vivian started with the Chamber in 2007. Prior to his hire, he was CEO of Mid-Coast Family Services and served the County of Victoria as Justice of the Peace.

During Vivian’s them, the Chamber led many initiatives to aid and grow the business community in Victoria. Programs and initiatives like Building Better Businesses, Victoria Friendly Customer Service Training, and the downward expansion of the University of Houston-Victoria happened with him leading the Chamber.

Randy Vivian’s time tendered his resignation last week. He and his wife will be relocating to the Austin area where he has accepted the position of Deputy Section Chief of Business Outreach with the Texas Division of Emergency Management. “I have accepted a postilion in Austin working with an agency whose mission I truly believe in. Their response to our region in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey was nothing less than stellar. It was a difficult decision to make, but after Cynthia and I really looked at it, we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity,” stated Vivian.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) serves the State of Texas by managing the all-hands emergency management plan for the state. TDEM works closely with local jurisdictions, state agencies, and federal partners in ensuring Texas becomes more resilient for future disasters.

Craig stated, “Change is inevitable. Randy applied for and has been offered an opportunity that he felt he couldn’t pass up and we as a board support him. We are sorry to see him leave but, we understand his decision and know he will do very well in his new position.”

Vivian, originally from El Campo, Texas, moved to Victoria with his family in 1971. He attended Smith Elementary, Crain Intermediate, and graduated from Victoria High School. HE also a graduate of the University of Houston-Victoira. His last day with the Chamber willbe October 25th.

The information in this article was sent in a press release from the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.