Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced the appointment of Kim Scheeler of Midlothian, president and CEO of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, to the board of the Virginia Port Authority.
Scheeler, an Indiana native, served as president of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce for seven years, before accepting the job in Richmond in 2008, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Scheeler took the post of president and CEO of the Greater Richmond Chamber in August 2008. Prior to joining the Greater Richmond Chamber, he was president and CEO of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce for seven years. While there, he worked closely with the Airport to expand international air service and the Port of Tampa to expand international business. Scheeler led several trade missions to Mexico, in conjunction with the Port and also organized Tampa’s first trade mission to Panama, in 2005, to explore opportunities created by the expansion of the canal.
Scheeler served as president and chief professional officer for the United Way of Hillsborough County, Florida and held positions with United Way in Indiana, Texas and Maryland before taking the reins of the Tampa Chamber.
Currently, Scheeler serves on the Boards of Directors for CultureWorks and Richmond Region Tourism. He is a member of University of Richmond’s School of Business Executive Advisory Council, Richmond Symphony Council, Vice Chair of STIR (Sustainable Transportation Initiative of Richmond) and, a member of the Smart Beginning’s Leadership Council and Bridging Richmond. Scheeler is also a member of the Capital Region Collaborative Organizing Council. Additionally, he received the Chamber CEO of the year award in 2013 from the Virginia Association of Chamber Executives.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of South Florida. Scheeler has been married to his wife, Donna, since 1980.