Bruce Bradford

Bruce Bradford took the helm of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce five years ago. Now he’s getting ready to say goodbye.

Bradford is stepping down as the CEO and president of the chamber. The former Sterling Bank regional chief executive has accepted a position with the Bank of Albuquerque and is relocating to Sante Fe, N.M.

His resignation, announced Monday, takes effect in mid-February.

Carol Short

“While I am understandably excited about this change, I am of course sad to leave behind the chamber and all of its greatness,” Bradford says in a news release. “I have enjoyed every moment of working side by side with the staff, board, members and community leaders as we all stood on the shoulders of those who for 62-plus years have been part of the chamber, linked arms to move to accomplish ever-greater outcomes, and put our many handprints into the fresh concrete of North Dallas.”

Bradford assumed the leadership role in 2012 after serious car accident halted then-president Steve Taylor’s career.

Carol Short was selected as the chamber’s interim president. She currently serves as the senior vice president of public affairs and has been a part of the organization for 31 years.

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