Senior Fellow, CSPC; President & CEO, Dallas Regional Chamber; Former Assistant White House Press Secretary to Ronald Reagan
Dale A. Petroskey assumed the position of President and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) on April 1, 2014. He works with the Board, staff, and more than 2,000 member companies to increase economic prosperity and enhance the quality of life throughout the region. The DRC focuses on economic development initiatives, improving education at all levels, and setting public policy direction designed to maintain a healthy business climate in North Texas.
Mr. Petroskey brings to the Chamber a strong background in public policy, strategic communications, and non-profit management, having held leadership positions in all three sectors – public, private, and non-profit – for more than 30 years.
Early in his career he worked 18 years in Washington, D.C., where he served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Bill Goodling (PA), Assistant White House Press Secretary to President Ronald Reagan, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation under then-Secretary Elizabeth Dole, and as Senior Vice President of Mission Programs at the National Geographic Society. From 1999 – 2008, he served as President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and later as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Community Development for the Texas Rangers, and Vice President of Public Affairs for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, the nation’s fourth largest energy company.
A graduate of Michigan State University, Mr. Petroskey is a member of numerous Boards, including the Dallas Citizens Council, Dallas Medical Resources, the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Educate Dallas, The Alfalfa Club of Washington, D.C., and Clayton Kershaw’s Challenge. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress in Washington, D.C. Mr. Petroskey and his wife, Ann, live in Dallas and have three grown children.