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Sep. 7th – Bob Quick, Chief Executive Officer, Commerce Lexington, KY.

Posted on Aug 30, 2023

LEXINGTON, KY – The Rotary Club of Lexington held its weekly meeting on Thursday, Sep. 7, at The Mane on Main, Chase Bank building on Main St. The program’s speaker was Bob Quick, President & CEO, Commerce Lexington, KY.

This meeting will also be on Zoom. For the Zoom link please email, [email protected].

If you would like to have lunch, please contact [email protected]  to reserve your meal.

Bob is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Commerce Lexington Inc., a nearly 2,000-member investor-driven chamber of commerce and economic development organization. In 2018, 2020, and 2021, Commerce Lexington was awarded a Top 20 Mac Conway Economic Development Agency by Site Selection Magazine, and in 2016 was named Chamber of the Year by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Under Bob’s leadership in 2014 and 2015, Commerce Lexington Inc. was recognized among the Top 3 chambers of commerce by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). During his 33 years in the chamber profession, he has also served as the President and CEO of the Metropolitan Evansville (IN) Chamber of Commerce and as the Executive Vice President of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Bob has served as the assistant director of the World Agricultural Expo (1988), administrative aide, Public Liaison Office of the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1982) and served as the National FFA Secretary (1980-81).

Bob serves on the following Boards of Directors: Commerce Lexington Inc., Association of Chamber of Commerce Executive’s (ACCE) Benefit Trust Board and Past Trustee Chair, Lexington Industrial Foundation, Bluegrass Sports Commission, and he also serves on the Downtown Lexington Partnership Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch’s Lexington Business Advisory Council. In 2009, Bob was one of thirty-four (34) Chamber of Commerce leaders nationwide selected for the ACCE/Ford Foundation’s “Regional Sustainable Development” initiative.  He is a past chair of  the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives “Certified Chamber Executive Commission.” In 2011-12 he chaired the ACCE Economic Development Committee. Bob is also a member of the U.S. Chamber’s Chamber of Committee of 100.

Bob serves on the Advisory Board for Locust Trace AgriScience Center, a career and technical high school.

Bob is involved in the Central Kentucky region in public policy, community, economic, and leadership development. He is involved in the Bluegrass Alliance, a nine-county consortium of regional economic development entities and was a founding partner in the Central Kentucky “Regional Public Policy Group.” Both entities have proven to be ‘region builders’ by unifying cities, towns, and counties across Central Kentucky.

Bob is a 1985 graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He is also a cancer survivor. In his spare time, he enjoys participating in outside sports and reading political memoirs. He is married to Julie (Lindemeier) Quick and has three adult children: Kierstin, Andrew, Morgan, and a granddaughter, Wren. They reside in Lexington and attend St. John’s Lutheran Church.




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