Frisco Chamber of Commerce

Meet our
Chamber President/CEO

Looking forward to you being a part of our story and continued growth!

Christal Howard

President/CEO at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to Frisco, Texas! Whether you are a business owner or leader, a long-time resident, or considering a move here, there’s a reason so many call Frisco home.

Having grown up in the DFW area, then relocating out of state, our family jumped at the chance to move back to the area in 2013 to launch a new business in Frisco. We’d watched Frisco from afar for years as many of our childhood friends were relocating here and couldn’t quite figure out what the fuss was all about. More than once, while traveling from OKC to visit family, we took a detour just to drive around Frisco and try to uncover the secret behind this beloved suburb. It didn’t take us long to figure out that Frisco was a family-friendly, business-friendly, high-quality city. There was, and still is, a reason why Frisco is one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.

As a business leader, I credit much of the success in launching and growing a business in Frisco to the partnership of the Frisco Chamber through the leadership of Tony Felker, the Chamber Board of Directors, and our area businesses, all of whom have been critical parts of my journey over the last decade.

The Frisco Chamber of Commerce celebrated 50 years in 2020. As Chair of the Frisco Chamber Board that year, it did not turn out to be the ‘kick-off to the next 50 years that we’d initially imagined. Instead, I got to watch as President/CEO Tony Felker and his team did incredible work to help businesses through unimaginable challenges. Seeing the impact of the Frisco Chamber during this time underscored my deep appreciation for the chamber industry. When the opportunity arose, I joined the Frisco Chamber team as Chief Operating Officer, and now with the retirement of Tony Felker after 19 years of service, it is a privilege to get to serve as the Interim President/CEO, a role I don’t take lightly.

Whether you are an entrepreneur getting a new idea off the ground, a Fortune 500 company moving all operations to Frisco, or a non-profit stepping up to meet a need in our community, getting to be a partner with you is an honor and, frankly, a dream job.

Frisco is well known for its partnerships, and as the tides of change usher in new leadership, the Frisco Chamber remains steadfast in its commitment to collaboration and growth. Embracing the wisdom that ‘rising tides lift all boats,’ we are poised to achieve even greater heights together in Frisco. We will keep rising as long as we continue to lift one another up.

On behalf of the vibrant Frisco business community, we deeply value and thank you for your partnership. We’re so glad you are here!

Christal Howard
Frisco Chamber of Commerce

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