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Dave Adkisson's Bio

Dave Adkisson

President and CEO — Kentucky Chamber of Commerce


DAVE ADKISSON is president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. During his 12 years at the Chamber, the state chamber has doubled in size and has become a major voice for business in Frankfort and Washington. Its slogan is: “Uniting Business. Advancing Kentucky.”

The Kentucky Chamber is the state’s largest business association and is routinely listed as the top lobbying organization in Frankfort. The Chamber’s board of directors consists of 60 key business leaders from across the state, and its staff consists of 30 professionals at its headquarters on I-64 in Frankfort.

Adkisson is past chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives and past chairman of the national Council of State Chambers.

Adkisson is originally from Owensboro, KY, where he started his career at the local chamber of commerce and was elected twice as the mayor of Owensboro.  He served as president of the Birmingham, Alabama Chamber for six years before returning to Kentucky to head our state chamber in 2005.