Denison Area Chamber of Commerce
President and Director of Tourism
Ken Higdon has nearly 25 years of experience in chamber management. He currently serves as the President and CEO of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce in Paris, Texas. He previously served as the president of the Temple Chamber of Commerce in Temple, Texas, and also worked for Your Chamber Connection in Fort Worth and HRC, Inc. in Abilene. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from McMurry College and is a Certified Chamber Executive.
With over 100 years of successful and continuous operation the Denison Chamber is looking forward to introducing Ken to the Texoma community through the established relationships with its members. His previous experience in chamber management will prove vital as the chamber makes plans for annual events such as the Christmas Parade, Memorial Day Parade, Plug-In Texoma Networking, Fishing Tournaments, Clay Shoot, Kits for Kids, Education Events, Denison Fall Fest, Leadership Institute, Youth Leadership Institute, Young Professionals Group, and much more.
Strategic Government Resources (SGR), a local government executive search firm based in Keller, Texas, conducted the nationwide search. SGR's recruitment and vetting process produced an impressive field of candidates. The chamber received applications from candidates in 11 states and two countries. Four finalists interviewed with the chamber over the past several weeks, and Higdon was selected from the group of experienced candidates to fill the position.
Ken plans to join the Denison staff on November 10th.
Denison is one of north Texas' best kept secrets. Birthplace of 5 Star General and 34th President of the United States and home of Lake Texoma with 580 miles of shoreline offering great fishing and all types of outdoor recreation only 4 miles north of downtown Denison.
Museums, art, shopping, music venues, fantastic events throughout the year, and terrific dining await your arrival whether it’s for a day, a week or a lifetime. Denison has some of the friendliest people in the world, state of the art medical facilities, a junior college numerous lodging facilities and other amenities. We invite you to Denison where we believe in our slogan of “moving forward – kicking back."
See you soon!