Paul Rumler is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President for The CCIM Institute. As CEO, Paul leads the professional team to collaborate with hundreds of volunteers to fulfill its organizational strategic plan. As a result The CCIM Institute continues to set the benchmark and elevate commercial real estate professionals through its CCIM Designation, which is the commercial real estate’s most coveted credential. Headquartered in Chicago, The CCIM Institute has a global network with CCIM Designees in over 30 countries and 59 CCIM chapters in the United States, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea.
Paul has a passion for making an impact and transforming organizations to accomplish their vision. Before joining The CCIM Institute, Paul worked in the economic development and government sectors for 20 years. Paul’s economic development experience includes roles as President & CEO and Chief Economic Development Officer for the Quad Cities Chamber in Illinois and Iowa, as well as Chief Strategy Officer for the Grand Rapids Chamber in Michigan. Paul’s government experience spans the local, state, and national levels, including work as a Legislative and Staff Director in the Massachusetts State Senate and a Staff Assistant in the US Congress for the Minority Whip’s Leadership Office.
Paul graduated from Black Hawk College and Georgia State University with an Economics degree. He is an accredited Chamber of Commerce Executive (CCE) from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).