The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce has named Erica Mulder as Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Communications. Ms. Mulder leaves the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce after two years as its Communications Manager and Director of Public Policy.
Ms. Mulder assumes the newly created position at the 5-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce in October, and will be a key member of the Chamber’s leadership team. She will oversee news and social media, website content, governmental affairs, strategic relationships with local, state, and federally elected officials, the Chamber’s Committee to Inform Voters on Business Issues, and the Chamber’s Signature programs, which attract hundreds of attendees each year and are an important revenue source for the organization.
“Erica is enormously talented and energetic, and has a combination of skills and experience that uniquely fill the requirements for this key position in our organization,” said Beth Bowman, President and CEO of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. “She is assuming broad, important responsibilities that reflect Irving’s growing stature as an international business address. We are delighted to have Erica join our team.”
“I’m excited about this opportunity because Irving is the gateway to the Metroplex and an internationally known business hub. I look forward to representing the City’s business interests and working with public officials to let the world know that Irving is open for business,” said Ms. Mulder.
Prior to her chamber career, Ms. Mulder was an associate news producer at KDFW Fox television in Dallas and a weekend news anchor and reporter for KELO TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of South Dakota State University.
The award-winning Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber was the first chamber to earn the Texas Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award and the first 5-Star Accredited Chamber in Texas. The Chamber’s mission is to create economic activity for Irving, and advance and promote the business interests of more than 1,800 business investors who represent over 150,000 employees. Irving is home to six Fortune 500 Global headquarters and 19 U.S. Chamber Small Business of the Year Blue Ribbon Award Winners.