After more than a decade as leader of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, James Wolfe has announced plans to retire.
Wolfe will depart July 31st, and the search is on to find a successor.
“It has been a great honor to support the business community and help them level the playing field as the leader of the most powerful business organization in the state,” Wolfe said. “I plan to remain active in the business community.”
His allies said Wolfe was instrumental in expanding the chamber’s growth and influence, developing the education reform program known as Vision 2015, updating the state’s worker compensation guidelines, reducing municipal utility rates, and maintaining close relationships with two governors and members of the General Assembly.
“Jim has worked tirelessly as a board member, board chair and president and CEO of the Delaware State Chamber,” board chairman William Allan said. “Under his leadership, the Chamber remained the preeminent voice of business in the state during both good and challenging economic times.”
Before becoming president and CEO of the state chamber, Wolfe was the manager of the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark. He is a member of the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame.