Elizabeth Caudill McClain

Vice President, Workforce & Leadership

Elizabeth Caudill McClain serves as Vice President, Workforce & Leadership at the at the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC), which has been recognized as the National Chamber of the Year.  

Caudill McClain works with regional business leaders, education and workforce institutions, and the Texas Legislature to improve the talent pipeline. She also oversees the DRC’s Leadership Programs, including Young Professionals, Leadership Dallas, and Leadership Dallas Alumni. 

She is a member of the Public Leadership Credential cohort at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and was appointed by Dallas City Councilmember David Blewett to serve as Vice-Chair of the Dallas Community Development Commission. She also serves on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner’s Education & Workforce Council, the Dallas Mayor’s Workforce Steering Committee, and the boards of CitySquare, a nonprofit fighting poverty; Per Scholas DFW, a nonprofit focused on transformative technology careers for underrepresented communities; and Urban Teachers DFW, a nonprofit that helps new educators deliver high-quality education for children.  

She’s an alumnus of the Aspen Institute’s Dallas Economic Opportunity Leadership Academy, the Dallas Mayor’s Star Council, and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) National Fellowship for Education Attainment. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas Christian University and served a year in AmeriCorps VISTA at Northwestern University before earning her master’s degree in higher education public policy at Southern Methodist University. 

When not working, Caudill McClain enjoys exploring new places camping with her husband Clint.