Paul Rumler is the President & CEO of the Quad Cities Chamber. Prior to this role, Rumler most recently served as the Chief Strategy Officer of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. His responsibilities included strategic planning to align the Chamber’s vision, membership experience and organization needs, revenue development, market research, and the creation of an annual budget and work plan.
Prior to his position with the Grand Rapids Chamber, he was with the Quad Cities Chamber and preceding organizations since 2006, serving in roles ranging from talent attraction and retention, community development, public policy, and economic development. During that time, he led projects including the creation and implementation of the Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub, involvement in the development of Q2030, assembling and leading a strong Chamber economic development staff, relationship building with regional community economic development professionals and public officials, numerous economic and community development project wins, development and approval of passenger rail from Chicago to the Quad Cities, and redevelopment planning of SouthPark Mall.
In 2015, he was recognized as a “40 Under 40 Leader in Economic Development” by Development Counsellors International. Recently he was awarded the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives 2019 40 Under 40 award.