Tammy Carnrike

Chief Operating Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber

Tammy J. Carnrike, CCE has held this position since August 2006. In this role, she has overall responsibility for signature events and programming including the Mackinac Policy Conference and high-profile convening, leadership development initiatives, development of middle market strategy and initiatives, corporate governance oversight, major investor relationships, day-to-day leadership in support of and in absence of the president and CEO as well as national benchmarking.

A leader in chamber management for more than 20 years, she was president and CEO of a Chamber in New York State prior to coming to the Detroit Regional Chamber. Carnrike has served in several national leadership positions including chairman of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management Board of Trustees setting policy, overseeing curriculum and coordinating activities of the Institute program held at five university sites.

Carnrike served as chairman of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives — a post held only by four women in the history of the organization. She has also served as president of the Chamber Alliance of New York State and chairman of the National Association for Membership Development.

She was presented with the Excellence in Leadership Award by the Chamber Alliance of New York State, the Chairman’s Professional Leadership Award from the American Chamber of Commerce Executives and the Woman of Distinction Award presented by the New York Senate. She has been recognized as a “Woman Who Leads” honoree by WJR NewsTalk Radio, a “Powered by Women” honoree by DBusiness Magazine, and a Power Player by Ambassador Magazine. Carnrike serves as a member of the Advisory Council for the U.S. Army Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM); member of the Governance Committee, Protect and Grow: A Strategic Plan for Michigan’s Defense and Homeland Security Economy. She also serves as Civilian Aide to Secretary of the Army for Michigan. Additional involvements include member of the Certified Chamber Executive Commission for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and member of the Board of Directors for Citizens Detroit.


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