Roy has held numerous executive leadership positions in Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development organizations in Texas, Arizona, Ohio and Oklahoma. Additionally, Roy was Partner, co-founder, and President of The Economic Development Group, Inc., an international economic development consulting firm with offices in Ohio and Arizona. Roy also serves on the faculty for several professional certification programs including the United States Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management and the International Economic Development Council’s Economic Development Institute.
Roy has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Lutheran University and pursued his M.B.A. at Sam Houston State University. As well, he is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management at Southern Methodist University, successfully completed the American Chamber of Commerce Executive Leadership Program at the Center for Creative Leadership in North Carolina, and is a graduate of the Governor’s Center for Strategic Leadership for State Executives program at Duke University.
In 2008, Roy was the recipient of the prestigious Chairman’s Award from the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Board of Directors for his significant contributions to ACCE and the chamber profession. Roy served as Chairman of the Board for ACCE for 2012 -2013. Roy also recently earned his Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) certification. This is the only national certification for chamber professionals and demonstrates extensive knowledge in four core chamber management areas.