President and CEO - Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce (Tampa)
Bob Rohrlack serves as the President and CEO of The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, the voice of business for the Tampa/Hillsborough County area. He leads the Chamber’s mission to “Serve our members and enhance the community by building business success” overseeing the daily operations of the Chamber. He began in this role in April 2009.
He has over 27 years experience in the Chamber of Commerce/economic development profession having worked at the local and state level. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President for Enterprise Florida (“EFI”), the state’s public-private partnership for economic development. While at EFI, he led the team to win “Deal of the Year” in 2007 from CoreNet, the international corporate real estate organization.
His experience in the Chamber of Commerce industry includes program and financial management, incubator development, technology transfer, economic development and international trade. He also led the first Chamber of Commerce to be an Accredited Economic Development Organization in the state of Florida.
He was appointed by the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Dean Cannon to the Government Efficiency Task Force. Their goal is to recommend $3 billion in savings over four years. He Chairs the subcommittee on Health and Human Services.
He also serves on the Board of the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, Tampa Bay & Company and the Tampa Bay Partnership.
Mr. Rohrlack is a graduate of Troy University and The University of Southern Mississippi. He graduated from the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma and the Institute for Organizational Management, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the University of Georgia.
He has been recognized by Site Selection and Industry Development Magazine for “Outstanding Leadership and Success”. He was raised in Florida, is married and has three sons.