Janie Perelman has assumed the role of FY 2022-2023 Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), effective immediately. Ms. Perelman was elected to the position earlier this year. The Chamber, the first 5-Star accredited Chamber in Texas, represents 2,000 member-investors and more than 220,000 employees.
Ms. Perelman is Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Builders FirstSource. Builders FirstSource is one of the companies to relocate their Corporate Headquarters to Irving-Las Colinas earlier this year. Prior to Builders FirstSource, Ms. Perelman was in a variety of leadership legal roles, including Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Michaels Stores, Inc.; Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Guaranty Financial Group Inc./Guaranty Bank; Associate General Counsel for Zale Corporation; and Associate General Counsel and VP Human Resources for Kitty Hawk, Inc.
“Janie has been actively engaged in the Chamber and the Irving-Las Colinas community for many years. She currently serves on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and in the key role of Vice Chair of the Strategic Visioning Committee,” said John Nicks, 2021-2022 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber. “She is not only a highly respected leader in the business community but also an Irving-Las Colinas resident who volunteers time advocating for thoughtful planning and economic growth. Janie will be an excellent Chairwoman of the Chamber.”
“I’m honored by the trust and confidence of the Chamber’s Board of Directors for electing me to lead this 5-Star organization,” said Ms. Perelman. “During my term as Chairwoman, I have multiple goals that I plan to focus on: first, growing our membership by 10%, with special attention to increasing the diversity of our organization by expanding leadership opportunities and new ideas. Second, I want the Chamber to be a changemaker, to find ways to open doors of opportunity and respect for those that aspire to be entrepreneurs, to encourage start-up businesses, and to nurture a new generation of community leaders.
The Chamber’s significant economic development successes allow for business-industry to grow, create jobs and ultimately provide a high quality of life for its workforce and our community. I look forward to working alongside the Chamber’s team of professionals and the Board of Directors as we complete our final year of our strategic vision Powering Progress.”
As Chairwoman of the Chamber, Ms. Perelman will provide leadership and support for the Chamber ensuring a mission-driven focus on economic development and growth, advocacy, small business success and promotion of its 2,000 member-investors.
About the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber is the recipient of the inaugural Texas Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award and is the first 5-Star Accredited Chamber in Texas. The Irving-Las Colinas Chamber exists to CREATE economic activity, ADVANCE more than 2,000 business member-investors who represent more than 220,000 employees and PROMOTE all of our member-investors, including 10 Fortune 500 and four Fortune 1000 Global headquarters. For more information, visit www.irvingchamber.com
About Builders FirstSource
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Builders FirstSource is the largest U.S. supplier of building products, prefabricated components, and value-added services to the professional market segment for new residential construction and repair and remodeling. We provide customers an integrated homebuilding solution, offering manufacturing, supply, delivery, and installation of a full range of structural and related building products. We operate in 42 states with approximately 600 locations and have a market presence in 47 of the top 50 and 85 of the top 100 MSA’s, providing geographic diversity and balanced end market exposure. We service customers from strategically located distribution and manufacturing facilities (certain of which are co-located) that produce value-added products such as roof and floor trusses, wall panels, stairs, vinyl windows, custom millwork and pre-hung doors. Builders FirstSource also distributes dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods, millwork, windows, interior and exterior doors, and other building products.