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  • President/CEO, Kenneth (Ken) Higdon, CCE, IOM, a veteran of several Texas Chamber of Commerce programs.

    Higdon, a native of Andrews, Texas, has served for more than 40 years in various capacities with Chambers across Texas. He served more than 18 years with the Temple Chamber of Commerce. Most recently as the Interim Executive Director of the Buda Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a certified trainer with the US Institute for Organizational Management which specializes in training Chamber, Associations and Economic Development professionals including Presidents/CEO, Executive Directors and staff of government and non-profit organizations.

    “After a thorough interview process with multiple candidates, we are delighted to have someone with such experience and passion lead our Chamber” said Board of Directors Chairman Alison Wylie Willams. 

    Ken and his wife Betty are looking forward to being active members of our community.

  • colleen cox
    vp operations

    In 2015, Colleen got married and relocated to Trinidad, Texas from Tampa, Florida. She has a B.S. in General Studies with an emphasis in Public Administration from the University of South Florida. She has 25 years of nonprofit work, mostly in the legal field including the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Clearwater Bar Association, the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, and the Cincinnati Bar Association. In 2018 , she joined the chamber office as the Membership Marketing & Communication Director. After being away from the chamber for a year she returned in 2021 in the role as VP of Operations. She has six daughters, three grandsons and one granddaughter. In her spare time she enjoys crafting and spending time with her husband, Frank and their two dogs.

  • Kathy Wood Administrative Assistant is originally from Navarro County. She is married with two children. Kathy came to the chamber after 10 years with the Meals on Wheels program. Her passion to assist others shows in her daily routine of helping chamber members.

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