James E. Rooney

president and CEO, Boston Chamber of Commerce

James E. Rooney is president and chief executive officer of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, one of the region’s leading business associations. Rooney brings extensive experience in advancing economic development and innovation across Greater Boston. Prior joining the Chamber in 2015, Rooney was executive director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) for 12 years, overseeing the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay, the 1,350-space Boston Common Parking Garage, and the MassMutual Center in Springfield, a combined convention center and 6,000-seat arena.

James E. Rooney is president and chief executive officer of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, one of the region’s leading business associations. Rooney brings extensive experience in advancing economic development and innovation across Greater Boston. Prior joining the Chamber in 2015, Rooney was executive director of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) for 12 years, overseeing the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay, the 1,350-space Boston Common Parking Garage, and the MassMutual Center in Springfield, a combined convention center and 6,000-seat arena.

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