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Tammy J. Carnrike

Chief Operating Officer Detroit Regional Chamber

Civilian Aide to Secretary of the Army for Michigan; Chief Operating Officer, Detroit Regional Chamber

Tammy J. Carnrike is the chief operating officer at the Detroit Regional Chamber, a position she has held since August 2006. In this role, she has overall responsibility for signature events and programming including the Mackinac Policy Conference and high-profile convening, leadership development initiatives, development of middle market strategy and initiatives, corporate governance oversight, major investor relationships, day-to-day leadership in support of and in absence of the president and CEO, as well as national bench-marking.

She joined the Chamber in 2005 as executive vice president with responsibility for growing the Chamber’s revenue through events and programs such as the Mackinac Policy Conference, guiding membership recruitment and retention efforts, oversight of government relations, volunteerism and small business.

Carnrike serves as a member of the Advisory Council for the U.S. Army Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM); member of the Governance Committee, Protect and Grow: A  Strategic Plan for Michigan’s Defense and Homeland Security Economy; Board of Directors for Citizen Detroit; a member of the Certified Chamber Executive Commission, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives; and a member of the national Rainmakers Council for metropolitan chambers of commerce.

Carnrike was appointed Civilian Aide to Secretary of the Army Michigan in February of 2019 and was recently appointed to the Michigan Advisory Committee of U.S. Global Leadership.