PAUL LATTURE, IOM, PRESIDENT
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Paul Latture joined the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce as president in 2009. Prior to that, he served as the president and chief executive officer of the Jackson Area Chamber. Additional career highlights include working as executive vice president for economic development for the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board, assistant commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and director of membership development and government affairs for the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce.
Under his leadership, the Rutherford County Chamber has added more than 12,000 jobs and a capital expenditure of more than $1.7 billion. Travel-related expenses have increased every year, and through his tenure have totaled over $1.4 billion. He has created an emphasis on workforce development, which has gained local, regional and national attention.
Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Mississippi, and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organizational Management. He is a member of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives Association, serving as president in 2007, and earning the organization’s Executive of the Year award in 2017. In addition, he is a past president for the Tennessee Economic Development Council and a 2013 graduate of Leadership Middle Tennessee.