Longtime Healthcare Exec Named Chair‑Elect of Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber

Currently, Stephen Love is the chamber board's vice chair – legislative advocacy, and he has served the chamber in various roles since 2021.

W. Stephen Love, president and CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council has been named chair-elect of the board of directors of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, the chamber announced.

“We are excited to have Stephen assume the role of Chair-Elect,” Beth A. Bowman, president and CEO of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and Irving Economic Development Partnership, said in a statement. “His depth of knowledge and leadership across our region brings the experience and skills we need to continue serving our member-investors and promoting Irving-Las Colinas as a center of business relocation and expansion. He has been an excellent board vice chair – legislative advocacy, overseeing our efforts around the recent updates of economic development incentives and the largest tax cut in state history. I know he will bring the same wisdom to his new role in assisting our member-investors and continuing to advocate for their interests.”

Love’s term will begin Oct. 1 and will run through the fiscal year.

“I am humbled and honored by the confidence shown in me by the Chamber and my fellow Board members. I am excited to bring my 45 years of management experience and decades of civic engagement to the Chair-Elect position,” Love said in a statement. “Irving-Las Colinas is one of the nation’s most dynamic communities, leading our region with an incredible economy, a diverse, highly educated workforce, and a mix of amenities for every interest. As a Chamber, it is our responsibility to assist our existing and potential future businesses to be the best they can be and represent their voices on issues of importance.”

Healthcare and nonprofit leadership

Currently, Love is the chamber’s board vice chair – legislative advocacy and he has served the chamber in various roles since 2021.

“I would also like to extend a special thanks to our current chairman, Brad Watson, for his leadership, dedicated service, and tireless advocacy on behalf of our members over the past year. In all that he does, he represents the very best of Irving-Las Colinas,” Love said.

At the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, Love is responsible for promoting collaboration, cooperation, and advocacy on behalf of 90 member hospitals and roughly 100 associate members throughout the region.

The Hospital Council’s mission is to drive evidence-based improvement in patient care and health equity in North Texas.

Love also serves on the boards of Southwest Transplant Alliance, Cure Glaucoma Foundation, North Texas Eye Research Institute, the Metropolitan YMCA, and Prism Health North Texas. Previously, he served on the boards of Children at Risk North Texas, the Southwest Region Board for the American Heart Association, and as Chair for the March of Dimes Walk for Babies Campaign and Mothers Against Drunk Driving Dallas.

The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber said it is the first 5-Star Accredited Chamber in Texas.

Its role is to create economic activity, advance more than 2,000 business member-investors representing more than 225,000 employees, and promote all of its member-investors, including nine Fortune 500 and three Fortune 1000 Global headquarters.

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