Harvey Schmitt

Harvey Schmitt

Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Professional Experience

President and CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, 1994 to present

Greater Tampa (FL) Chamber of Commerce, President, 1990-1993

Greater Greenville (SC) Chamber of Commerce, President, 1985-1990

Jacksonville(FL) Chamber of Commerce, General Manager 1982-1984

Dubuque(IA) Chamber of Commerce, Executive Vice President 1974-1982


Professional and Civic Memberships

American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Executive Committee, 2008-09

Chairman, American Chamber of Commerce Executives Trustees, 2002-2004

Chairman of the Board, American Chamber of Commerce Executives 1995-96

US Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100

Board of Directors, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Executive Board Research Triangle Regional Partnership,

Board of Trustee St. Augustine’s College

Founding Board Member 200 Club of Wake County

Board Carolina Hurricanes Kids N’ Community Foundation

Downtown Raleigh Alliance, Board

Wake Education Partnership, Trustee

Board of Governor Cardinal Club

Board of Governor Brier Creek Country Club

Board of Governor Hasentree Country Club



John B. Ross Leadership Award from the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (2009)

Supporter of Public Education Award from the Wake Education Partnership, 2008

Business Leader of the Year Award for the Triangle Region, 2002, Business Leader Magazine

Chairman’s Leadership Award ACCE 1987

Executive of the Year, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Executives, 1987

Certified Chamber of Commerce Executive (CCE) Designation, 1984



Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, B.A.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management, Graduate

Academy for Advanced Management at the University of Notre Dame, Graduate

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