JJ Hollie was born in Dallas, Texas and was raised by a military family. He had the unique privilege of attending grade school in Holland and Japan where his father was stationed. He graduated from high school in Alaska and earned a Political Science degree in 1991 from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
After an internship in Washington D.C., JJ served as staff assistant to Congressman Charlie Wilson in the District Office in Lufkin, Texas from 1991 to 1996 working on various issues including Department of Education, Forest Service, Social Security, and Immigration.
In 1994, JJ joined the Army National Guard and went to Basic Training and Airborne School in Fort Benning, Georgia. He served until 2000 as a Paratrooper and was in the Field Artillery.
While living in Lufkin, JJ was actively involved in the Angelina County Chamber of Commerce and was part of the Leadership Lufkin class of 1999.
In 1998, JJ began his career with Consolidated Communications in Business Sales and then became the National Consumer Data Manager. While at Consolidated, JJ completed the Project Management Professional certification in 1999.
Mr. Hollie moved to Montgomery County in 2007 where he became active in The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from Leadership Montgomery County in 2009, served on the Legislative Team and as Board Member and Vice President of Financial Viability for events such as Taste of the Town, Golf Tournament and the Chamber Chairman’s Ball. He currently serves on a number of boards including: The Memorial Hermann Advisory Board, The Woodlands Economic Development Partnership Board, as well as Leadership Montgomery County. He is also very active in quite a few organizations such as The Rotary Club and volunteers with Education for Tomorrow Alliance.
In September of 2015, Mr. Hollie became President and CEO of The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce in The Woodlands, TX and has been in his role for the past six years.
He resides with his wife Amy in The Woodlands, Texas. He enjoys fitness activities in his spare time that include swimming, road biking, mountain biking, running and adventure races. In 2014 he completed the Ironman Texas Triathlon in The Woodlands.