John Gilmore

John Gilmore

John Gilmore

Vice President

2016-2019

  • Life-long resident of Killeen
  • 1985 Graduate of C.E. Ellison HS
  • 1989 Graduate of The University of Texas at Austin
  • President and Owner of Big Chief Distributing, Co.
  • Member of the GKCC for over 40 years
  • President, Killeen Industrial Foundation
  • Vice President, Killeen Economic Development Corporation
  • Graduate of Leadership Killeen
  • Former Chairman of GKCC Quality of Life Sector
  • Former member GKCC Executive Committee
  • Former Chairman Vive Les Arts Societe (2013-2015)
  • Former Executive Board Member Vive Les Arts Societe’ (2004-2017)
  • Member of Lifeway Fellowship
  • Married to Leslie Gilmore
  • Father of 4 (Allyson 25, JT 23, Katy 19, Ethan 18)

John Gilmore is a lifelong resident of Killeen, Texas. He learned about serving the community from his grandfather, Bob Gilmore and his father, Wayne Gilmore. John graduated from C.E. Ellison High School in 1985 and continued his education at The University of Texas at Austin where he graduated in 1989. He married his high school sweetheart, Leslie Gilmore, and they have four children; Allyson (25), JT (23), Katy (19), and Ethan (18). John is the President and owner of Big Chief Distributing, Co. where he has worked for over 30 years. John has been a member of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce for over 30 years, and has served in leadership positions including the executive committee and as the chairman of the Quality of Life Sector. He is also a graduate of the GKCC Leadership Killeen program. John currently serves as the President of the Killeen Industrial Foundation and as Vice President of the Killeen Economic Development Corporation.

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