The Baton Rouge Area Chamber announced Monday that Ryan Cooney has been promoted to director of business development.

Cooney will be responsible for business attraction, project management and economic development in East Baton Rouge Parish, according to a BRAC news release.

“We are excited about this change within our business development team,” said Adam Knapp, President and CEO of BRAC. “In his work as project manager, Ryan had much success recruiting businesses in the digital industry and building the digital industry recruitment program. He will now be able to apply his skills to the East Baton Rouge economic development efforts as we continue to strengthen the region.”

Cooney previously worked with BRAC as a project manager for East Baton Rouge Parish and the Baton Rouge Area Digital Industries Consortium. Beginning his tenure at BRAC as a business development intern, he has been with the organization for four years.