Chatham Chamber hires new President

Tyler G. Bryant comes from the Hawkinsville-Pulaski Chamber in Georgia


The Chatham County Chamber of Commerce has a new president and CEO.

Tyler G. Bryant, currently the head of the Hawkinsville-Pulaski Chamber of Commerce in Georgia, was the unanimous pick by the Chatham Chamber’s board of directors at its meeting last week, after a nationwide search. He will start work on May 1, replacing outgoing Chamber President Cindy Poindexter.

“Chatham County boasts a dynamic business community, and I am committed to nurturing its growth and success by supporting all businesses, fostering job creation, and cultivating a robust economy and quality of life,” Bryant said in a release from the Chamber. “My wife, Shannon, and I, could not be happier to be relocating to North Carolina. It is a critical time right now for businesses in Chatham County, and the chamber should be the resource for all of them, and I look forward to getting to work.”

At the Hawkinsville-Pulaski Chamber, membership doubled in Bryant’s first year, and they achieved a 15 percent increase in revenue after a transition to a tiered dues model. That, plus a revamp of that Chamber’s web and social media presence, are things he hopes to replicate in Chatham County.

“We received a large number of qualified candidates from across the country. Tyler Bryant was the ideal choice,” said Hunt Forest Resources and Kindled Provisions' Jason Hoyle, who served as chair of the search committee, in a statement. “He brings diverse experience including leading another chamber and working with multiple other non-profit organizations. With his exceptional background and experience, he is uniquely positioned to represent every business in Chatham County.”

Bryant has a BA in Mass Communication (Public Relations & Broadcast Media) from Georgia College & State University and is enrolled in the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management at the University of Georgia, expected to graduate in 2026.