Senter Resigning Chamber Post To Accept New Job

Brenda Senter, whose nearly five-year tenure as executive director of the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce was marked with increased membership and an expanded agenda, plans to step down from the position.

Senter, who began duties in 2003, announced Tuesday that she has accepted a position as vice president of membership for the Broken Arrow, Okla., Area Chamber of Commerce, which has about 600 members situated in a town about 94,000 near Tulsa.

“I’ve loved what I’ve done,” Senter said. Two recent activities – the arrival of the Clydesdales for a parade and a lighting ceremony at the Lone Star Plaza – will always hold positive memories for her, she said.

“I’m excited by this new opportunity, and I hope I’ve made a difference in Houston,” she said.

During her tenure, membership has increased from 135 to 226 and the chamber’s operational income has jumped from $85,000 to $151,000, Senter said.

Senter begins her new job Jan. 14. She will resign at a Houston Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors meeting this evening [Thursday].

The Houston chamber is the primary vehicle for promoting commerce in the community. Its roots date 100 years.

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