About Global Chamber Austin

Global Chamber® Austin

Global Chamber Austin helps members get business done across metro areas! We are a thriving and collaborating community of CEO's, executives, and professionals growing business across 525 metropolitan areas. We leverage technology and our collective networks around the world to help member companies grow, reduce risk, be more productive, and succeed faster. We are the only organization in the world with the mission to grow business from anywhere to anywhere while collaborating with every organization. We help companies, investors and business service providers around the world succeed. 


Doug Bruhnke, Executive Director

Global Chamber® Austin

Doug Bruhnke is dedicated to the success of Austin-area business leaders as they grow within and beyond the region. He has lived in 7 states and three countries (US, Japan and Singapore) and traveled to over 60 countries. He began his career in Beaumont.

Education: EMBA, Michigan State University; BS Chemical Engineering, University of Utah

Boards: District Export Council, US Global Leadership Coalition, University of Utah Alumni Association

Past Affiliations: DuPont, DuPont-Showa Denko, Dupont-Dow Elastomers, Phelps Dodge Mining, Promodel Corporation

Personal: Wife of 35 years, daughter who is a nurse practitioner.



Marcus Carr, Global Advisor (Pictured)

Marcus Carr is an entrepreneur and small business coach with an excellent track record of successfully creating long-term collaboration and mentor programs, new businesses partnerships and ideal community networking opportunities. Born and raised in Texas, Marcus has over 30 years of business management experience and has worked with thousands of individuals in Central Texas to help them successfully start and grow their own small business venture. Now with the Global Chamber®, Marcus is helping companies and investors worldwide find more success across the border.

Organizations: FastTrac Entrepreneur Training Program Director and Facilitator (Certified), Central Texas College Faculty Senate, National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, Rotary International, Rotaract, Greater Killeen Young Professionals, Enactus Central Texas College, Killeen Volunteers Inc., U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce-Central Texas, NAACP 

Volunteer: The National Association of Self-Published Authors, Texas Restaurant Association, American Business Women's Association, Army Career Alumni Program, Fort Hood Region Government Vendor Conference & Exposition, ENACTUS "I Serve Too" for Military Spouses 

Awards: "Workforce Excellence Award" by Texas Economic Development Council 2015, "Distinguished Partner" by Global Entrepreneurship Week/USA 2010 & 2011, U.S. Secretary of the Army "Quality of Life Partnership Award" 2009, "Best Community Collaborator Award by Workforce Solutions of Central Texas 2008, "Best New Chamber of Commerce Program in Texas" by Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives 2006 

Past Employers: Central Texas Business Resource Center, Central Texas College, Another World Internet Services Inc., Clyde McMahon Concrete & Supply, USDA, Seven V Herefords