Chamber veteran Barry Johnson says organization is looking forward as he steps into presidential role
With George Foyo stepping down as president and chief executive officer of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce after 18 months to become market president for South Florida of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, the organization's board and executive committee did not need to look far for a successor. On Jan. 4, they picked someone who joined the chamber's leadership team in June 2004 as executive vice president, in 1997 served in the top volunteer role of chairman and has for years been active in the community.
He is Barry Johnson, who had a 25-year career in corporate leadership with AT&T, followed by service at Florida International University as executive director of the College of Business Administration.
Mr. Johnson, 54, who was featured in a Miami Today profile in 1996 as he prepared to take on the chamber chairmanship, was interviewed again by international editor Michael Hayes as he began his new role.
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