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02/01/2022


Columbus, Mississippi – Wilson Beck, current director of the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce will be leaving the chamber in March to pursue a new opportunity.

Beck was hired as director in July of 2020. Under his leadership, the Chamber successfully navigated shut-downs and supporting the business, education and military community during arguably one of the most difficult times in Chamber history.

During his tenure he oversaw five committees (Education, Military Affairs, Lowndes Young Leaders, Columbus Young Professionals, Chamber Ambassadors) and the CLCC Board totaling 142 volunteers from nearly 434 chamber members and businesses.

“My time with the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce has offered me a tremendous amount of growth, both professionally and personally. While I gave everything I had to the organization, I refuse to take the credit for any of the Chamber’s accomplishments under my leadership,” said Beck. “The CLCC is supported by some of the most energetic and intelligent people that you will find anywhere. The Chamber Board of Directors, committees, volunteers and members deserve all of the recognition and credit. Anyone reading this that provided anything, from input all the way to full-on venues, I truly hope that you felt valued and appreciated because you did make a difference. Wherever I am, at any point in my future, I will forever be an advocate and supporter of the Chamber of Commerce.”

Beck has served as a board member for Columbus Main Street, North Mississippi Contract Procurement Center and the GTR LINK Advisory Board.

He remains an active community volunteer as a member of Rotary, Exchange Club, and a First United Methodist Church Youth Volunteer.

“We’ve been lucky to have some great Chamber directors through the years and Wilson has definitely been one of them,” said Joe Max Higgins, CEO of the GTR LINK. “He will always be, “Mr. Chamber,” to me. He embodies community spirit and service. We’ll definitely miss him, but we’re happy for his family and this new opportunity.”

The Chamber has begun a search for Beck’s replacement. All interested parties can direct their resumes to Macaulay Whitaker at mwhitaker@gtrlink.org.