- CAE, President/CEOBillings Chamber/Visit Billings
John Brewer is President/CEO of the Billings Chamber of Commerce. A 5-Star Accredited Chamber and national 2015 Chamber of the Year Finalist, the Billings Chamber represents 1,176 businesses that employ over 44,000 people in our region. The total annual budget oversight is $4.5 million. The Billings Chamber developed and manages the Billings Tourism Business Improvement District and Visit Southeast Montana (a tourism region consisting of 13 counties and two Indian reservations). Brewer and the Chamber are active in initiatives ranging from improving our workforce talent pool; air service to Billings, K-12 education; non-motorized trails; public policy; community branding; small business support and community safety awareness. Before moving to Billings, Brewer was the President/CEO of the Spokane (Washington) Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau. He was part of the leadership team that successfully developed and secured resources to expand Spokane’s convention facilities by $96 million. He has a B.A. degree in Communication Arts from the University of West Florida.