Bullard said he feels he has left the Chamber in a good position.
"We've had phenomenal growth over the last five years. We averaged between 40 to 45 new members a year, so you're talking about 200 to 250 new members during that time. The Chamber is in a more different and positive light than it was five years ago. The Chamber now has the ability to make a difference, and I'm proud of that fact. Once we got to that point, it's been a really great ride," he said.
Before taking the Chamber's top post Bullard was the executive director of the Southern Illinois Golf Association.