Mayor Steve Holt

Mayor Holt was elected as Mayor of the City of Florence, Alabama, in October of 2016, in his first bid for office. This new political role followed 22 years of serving as president of the Shoals Chamber of Commerce. 

Prior to his position with the Shoals Chamber, Mayor Holt was the Chief Executive Officer of Chambers of Commerce in Asheville, North Carolina; Kingsport, Tennessee; and Morristown, Tennessee.

He is past president and board member of the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Executives and former board member of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Executives.  He is a past president of the East Tennessee Industrial Council and the Northeast Tennessee Industrial Development Association.  And, he is a past chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.

Mayor Holt is a native of Morristown, Tennessee, and holds a B.S. Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Tennessee.  He is a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE), and a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD). 

He and his wife, Susie, have five children and nine grandchildren.  They are members of First Baptist Church of Florence.