MCALLEN, Texas – Josh Mejia, the new president and CEO of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, wants to hear from businesses in the city. 

In the May edition of the chamber’s monthly magazine, titled McAllen Chamber, Mejia introduces himself to members with a Letter from the President. He says that as president and CEO he sees his primary role as being the “biggest advocate and resource” for McAllen businesses. 

The magazine also features a news release the chamber issued announcing Mejia’s appointment. 

And there is a survey that Mejia asks McAllen businesses to complete in order to help him better understand what they would like the Chamber to do for them. 

Here are the questions:

  1. How long have you been a McAllen Chamber member? 
  2. Have you previously stopped renewing your membership? If so, what was the reason?
  3. Based on your own experience, what has been the benefit of being a member of the McAllen Chamber?
  4. What value do you receive in being a member?
  5. What opportunities should the McAllen Chamber focus on?
  6. Can we contact you for more questions?

Answers should be emailed to [email protected] or mail to 1200 Ash Avenue, McAllen, Texas 78501

Mejia was previously CEO of the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation. The McAllen Chamber’s president & CEO slot had been vacant since last October, when longtime president & CEO Steve Ahlenius abruptly resigned.

Here is Mejia’s letter to valued stakeholder:

A letter from our President 

Valued Stakeholders,

I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for the continued support provided to the McAllen Chamber for the past decades.

The organization is, by far, one of the most unique in Texas, and the support and involvement by its stakeholders is truly valuable to the success of the organization. 

On behalf of each of the board members, staff, and partners, we thank you.

In addition, I would like to thank the business community, partners, and stakeholders for the warm welcome my family and I continue to receive as we transition into this amazing community. Please know that, as the new President & CEO of the McAllen Chamber, my primary role will be to become your biggest advocate and resource. I look forward to working alongside all of the partners that support the McAllen Chamber, such as the City of McAllen, and I cannot wait to welcome new partners in the near future.

My first days at the McAllen Chamber will be about collecting feedback and listening to all interested individuals, organizations, past members, and current members, in order to identify new opportunities. I invite you to participate in a quick survey on page eight that will help set the tone for the upcoming weeks as the team and I further collect feedback.

Once more, I thank you for your support and I look forward to working alongside each and every one of you. 

Josh Mejia

President & CEO


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