The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce has announced today that E. Walter Koenig, III (Walt) has been named President/CEO of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Koenig comes to the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce having served as the President and CEO of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Executive Director of the Kerr County Economic Development Corporation. He is a highly experienced international business executive who has over 25 years of senior management experience in the telecommunications industry and 8 years of service as a senior diplomat with the U. S. Departments of State and Commerce.
Mr. Koenig’s government service included assignments as the Lead Economic Development advisor for the U. S. State Department in Southern Iraq and service as the Senior Commercial Officer at the U. S. Embassy in Kabul Afghanistan. During his government service, he worked to foster private business sector growth through increased trade and investment. His efforts resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars of new business investment and the creation of thousands of jobs.
During his time in Kerrville, the Kerrville Area Chamber grew to be one of the largest and most dynamic chambers in the Texas Hill Country. During the same time frame the Kerr Economic Development Corporation successfully recruited new businesses in the manufacturing, hospitality and retail industries.
Mr. Koenig’s wife is Maria Giovanna. They have three grown children. He is a graduate from University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
“My wife MG and I are so honored to join this fantastic community. Opportunity in Texas is boundless, and we are excited to lead a chamber of commerce that will work tirelessly to help our membership and the community to realize its fullest potential in this incredibly dynamic market.”
Mr. Koenig is slated to take the helm at the Chamber on or about April 1.