Ed Collari

President & CEO


Ed joined the Chamber in his current capacity on March 7, 2016. He is responsible for management of the professional staff and oversees all of Chamber programs including Leadership Lake Martin, Young Professionals and the Gateway Foundation.  Ed assists the Chamber team with events throughout the year including Sun Festival Alexander City, Annual Meeting, Lead Forward Conference, Christmas Parade and much more. He also guides the Chamber on all economic development projects, strategic community initiatives while serving on the Boards of MainStreet Alexander City and the Lake Martin Economic Development Alliance.


Prior to his tenure in Alexander City, Ed served in a dual role capacity as the Assistant General Manager and Marketing Manager for Bayer Properties at The Summit. Prior to his role at The Summit, he served as the Field Marketing Manager for NPC International and oversaw marketing initiatives for over 250 Pizza Hut restaurants. Ed began his career as the Media Director and play-by-voice of the Winston-Salem Warthogs (now Dash) before spending two years as a Senior Account Executive with Mullen, a full-service advertising agency in Winston-Salem, NC. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and married to Meridith, with whom they have two kids, Hvala and Colvin.