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Last Updated: 04/10/14

 

 

 

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Alabama 

 

Daphne, AL - Added 4/7/14

Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce

29750 Larry Dee Cawyer Drive

Daphne AL 36526

www.eschamber.com

Postion: President/CEO

Notes; After 18 years with the chamber, Darrelyn Bender is stepping down at the end of May 2014. Click here for job description and application instructions. Thanks to Jeremy Arthur at CCAA for this listing.

 

Prattville, AL - Added 2/26/14
Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce
131 North Court Street
Prattville, AL 36067
www.prattvillechamber.com

Position: Director of Economic Development
Notes: Click here for job description and application instructions. Thanks to Jeremy Arthur at CCAA for this listing.

 
Arkansas
 

Arkadelphia, AR - Added 9/26/13

Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance
2401 Pine Street, Suite B
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
www.arkadelphiaalliance.com

Postion: CEO, Economic Development

Notes: Shawnie Carrier  left to become the Chief of Staff for the Chancellor at Arkansas State University. Click here for job description. Thanks to Jim Fram at the Hot Springs, AR chamber for this listing.

 
California
 

Auburn , CA - Added 1/31/14

Auburn Chamber of Commerce
601 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
www.auburnchamber.net

Postion: President/CEO

Notes: Thanks to Kasey Cronquistat the California Cut Flowers Commission for this listing.

 

Camarillo, CA - Added 2/1/14
Camarillo Chamber of Commerce
2400 E. Ventura Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93010
www.camarillochamber.org

Position: President/CEO
Notes: Jennifer Wells has stepped down. Thanks to Leigh Nixon at the Simi Valley, CA chamber for this listing.

 

Esparto, CA - Added 7/29/13

Esparto District Chamber of Commerce

16915 Yolo Ave

Esparto, CA 95627

www.espartochamber.com

Position: Part Time Executive Director

Notes: Current ED Monique Garcia has taken a full-time position at UC Davis but will be staying until they find a replacement. Thanks to Kemble Pope at the Davis, CA chamber.

 

Long Beach, CA - Added 2/26/14

Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

One World Trade Center, Suite 206

Long Beach, CA 90831

www.lbchamber.com

Position: VP of Membership

Notes: $50 - $60K + commission, medical, and dental. Click here for job description. Thanks to Jeremy Harris at the Long beach Chamber for this listing.

 

Napa, CA - Added 11/26/13

Napa Chamber of Commerce
1556 1st St #104
Napa, CA 94559
www.napachamber.org

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Chris Messina stepped down. Brian Kelly is serving as consulting CEO during the transition.

 

Paso Robles, CA - Added 9/10/13

Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

1225 Park St

Paso Robles, CA 93446

www.pasorobleschamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Mike Gibson is retiring. Click here for job description.

 

Pomona, CA - Added 3/20/14
Pomona Chamber of Commerce
101 W. Mission Boulevard, #222A
Pomona, CA 91769
www.pomonachamber.org
Position: Executive Director
Notes: Click here for job description. Thanks to Jeff Keating, Treasurer of the Pomona Chamber, for this listing.

 

Rancho Mirage, CA - Added 9/24/13

Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
42-520 Bob Hope Drive, Suite B
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
www.RanchoMirage.org

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Stuart Ackley stepped down 8/29/13. Charles Townsend Vinci is the Interim.

 

Richmond, CA - Added 8/22/13

Richmond Chamber of Commerce
3925 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond, CA 94805
www.rcoc.com

Position: President/CEO
Notes: Judy Morgan is retiring. Click here for job description and application instructions.

 

Santa Maria, CA - Added 3/14/14

Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce

614 S Broadway

Santa Maria, CA 93454

www.santamaria.com

Position: President/CEO
Notes: Bob Hatch is retiring on 6/30/14 after 20 years with the chamber. Thanks to Leigh Nixon at the Simi Valley, CA chamber for this listing.

 
Colorado
 

Centennial, CO - Added 3/24/14

South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce
2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 342
Centennial, CO 80122
www.bestchamber.com

Position: President/CEO
Notes:
 John Brackney has stepped down. They have about 1100 members.

 

Elizabeth, CO - Added 10/24/13

Elizabeth Area Chamber of Commerce

166 Main Street, Suite E
Elizabeth, CO 80107

www.elizabethchamber.org

Postion: Executive Director

Notes: Beverly Durant  stepped down 10/23/13.

 

Fruita, CO - Added 3/17/14

Fruita Chamber of Commerce

432 East Aspen Avenue

Fruita, CO 81521

www.fruitachamber.org

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Click here for job description. Thanks to Debbie Miller at the Woodland Park, CO chamber for this update.

 
Golden, CO - Added 4/7/14
West Chamber Serving Jefferson County
1667 Cole Blvd #400
Golden, CO 80401
www.westchamber.org
Position: President/CEO
Notes: Brian Willms is stepping down at the end of May 2014 to relocate with his family to Portland, OR. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this listing.
 

Rangely, CO - Added 1/13/14
Rangely Area Chamber of Commerce
209 East Main St.
Rangely, CO 81648
www.rangelychamber.com

Position: Executive Director
Notes: Thanks to Marianne Virgili at the Glenwood Springs, CO chamber for this listing.

 

Westminster, CO - Added 4/7/14
Metro North Chamber of Commerce
14583 Orchard Parkway, Suite 300
Westminster, CO 80023
http://metronorthcococ.wliinc14.com

Postion: President/CEO
Notes: Deborah Obermeyer is stepping down 5/31/14. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this listing.

 
Connecticut
 

Norwich, CT - Added 6/1/13

Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce

112 Main Street
Norwich, CT 06360

www.norwichchamber.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Former Norwich Mayor Benjamin Lathrop, who took over as Executive Director on 8/1/12, stepped down 8/1/13.

 
Florida

 

Gainesville, FL - Added 1/8/14

Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
300 East University Avenue, Suite 100
Gainesville, FL 32601

www.gainesvillechamber.com

Position:  Finance & HR Director

Notes: Click here for job description. No phone calls. Apply at www.employflorida.com. For more information, visit  www.GainesvilleChamber.com .Thanks to Deborah V. Bowie at the Gainesville chamber for this listing.

 

Merritt Island, FL - Added 4/1/14

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce

400 Fortenberry Rd.

Merritt Island, FL 32952

www.cocoabeachchamber.com

Position:  CVB Director

Notes: Click here for job description.

 

Port St. Joe, FL - Added 2/26/14
Gulf County Chamber of Commerce
406 Marina Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
www.gulfchamber.org

Position: President/CEO
Notes: Barry Sellers stepped down to move back to Arkansas. Thanks to Barry for this listing.

 

St. Augustine, FL - Added 10/24/13

St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce
1 Riberia St
St. Augustine, FL 32084
www.stjohnscountychamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Kirk Wendland stepped down 12/31/13 to become director of business development with an engineering and construction firm in Jacksonville, FL.

 
Georgia
 

Blakely, GA - Added 1/6/14

Blakely - Early County Chamber of Commerce
214 Court Square
Blakely, GA 39823
www.blakelyearlycountychamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Note: Marshall Hooks stepped down to become President/CEO of the chamber in Barnesville, GA.

 

Perry, GA - Added 1/7/14

Perry Chamber of Commerce

101 General Courtney Hodges Blvd., Suite B

Perry, GA 31069

www.perrygachamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Click here for job description. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this listing.

 
Illinois
 

Crystal Lake, IL - Added 1/18/14

Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce
427 W. Virginia St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
www.clchamber.com

Postion: President/CEO
Notes: After 7 years with the chamber, Gary Reece stepped down to spend more time on his own business, Heartland Cabinets.

 

Springfield, IL - Added 1/21/14

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

1011 S 2nd St

Springfield, IL 62704

www.gscc.org

Position: President/CEO

Details: Steward Sandstrom stepped down.

 

Wonder Lake, IL - Added 10/10/13

Wonder Lake Chamber of Commerce
7602 Hancock Dr
Wonder Lake, IL 60097
www.wonderlake.org

Position: President/CEO

Details:  After 15 years with the chamber, Dennis Palys is retiring.

 
Indiana
 

Franklin , IN - Added 3/26/14

Franklin Chamber of Commerce
120 E Jefferson Street
Franklin, IN 46131
www.franklincoc.org

Position: Executive Director
Notes: Tricia Bechman stepped down to become President/CEO of the Seymour, IN chamber.
Thanks to Shelli Williams of ICEA for this listing.

 

Greenwood, IN - Added 12/18/13

Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce

65 Airport Parkway, Suite 140

Greenwood, IN 46143

www.greenwoodchamber.com

Position: Events and Operations Manager

Notes: Click here for job description. Thanks to Shelli Williams of ICEA for this listing.

 

Noblesville, IN - Added 1/23/14
Noblesville Chamber of Commerce
601 E. Conner Street
Noblesville, IN 46060
www.noblesvillechamber.com

Position: President/CEO
Notes: Sharon McMahon has retired. Thanks to John Dussman at Village Profile for this listing.

 

Terre Haute, IN - Added 2/17/14

Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce

630 Wabash Ave # 105

Terre Haute, IN 47807

www.terrehautechamber.com

Position: President /CEO

Notes:  Ken Brengle stepped down 2/28/14.

 
Iowa
 

Keokuk, IA - Added 9/20/13

Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce

329 Main Street

Keokuk, IA 52632

www.keokukchamber.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Chuck Betts retired 11/1/13.

 
Kansas
 

Junction City, KS - Added 3/10/14
Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce
701 N. Jefferson
Junction City, KS 66441
www.junctioncitychamber.org

Postion: Chamber Activities Director
Notes: Click here for job description. Thanks to Tom Weigand at the Junction City chamber for this listing.

 

Lawrence, KS - Added 2/27/14

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce

646 Vermont St., Suite 200

Lawrence, KS 66044

www.lawrencechamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Details:  Greg Williams stepped down 3/14/14

 

Scott City, KS - Added 4/7/14
Scott City Area Chamber of Commerce
416 S Main Street
Scott City, KS 67871
http://scottcityks.org/chamber-of-commerce

Postion: Executive Director
Notes: Send resume and cover letter to Shawn Powelson at: directorposition@wbsnet.org. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this listing.

 
Kentucky
 

Ashland, KY - Added 2/10/14

The Ashland Alliance
1733 Winchester Avenue
Ashland, KY 41101
www.ashlandalliance.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Bill Hannah stepped down to move back to Tupelo, MS. Click here for job description and application instructions. Thanks to Ali Crain at  KCCE for this listing.

 

Louisville, KY - Added 2/17/14

Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce

614 W Main Street, #6000

Louisville, KY 40202

www.greaterlouisville.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes:  Craig Richard stepped down 2/15/14. Former VP Eileen Pickett will serve as Interim.

 

Fort Mitchell, KY - Added 10/9/13

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 330
Fort Mitchell, KY 41017
www.nkychamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: After 20 years withy the chamber, Steve Stevens stepped down in February 2014.

 
Louisiana
 

Mansfield, LA - Added 4/3/13

DeSoto Parish Chamber of Commerce
115 North Washington Avenue
Mansfield, LA 71052
www.desotoparishchamber.net

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Robert Mik stepped down. 3/28/13. No plans have yet been announced for finding successor. Board president is Laurie Williamson.

 
Maine
 

Blue Hill, ME - Added 11/27/13

Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
South Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614
www.bluehillpeninsula.org

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Kurt Stol stepped down in February 2014 for health reasons.

 

Bridgton, ME - Added 2/25/13
Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce

Box 236 Bridgton, ME

207-647-8104

www.mainelakeschamber.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Thanks to Cat Hyland for this listing.

 
Maryland
 

Columbia, MD - Added 9/1/13

Howard County Chamber of Commerce
5560 Sterrett Place, Ste. 105
Columbia, MD 21044
www.howardchamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Pam Klahr stepped down to become President/CEO of the Harford County Chamber in Bel Air, MD. Waverly Partners is conducting this search. Click here for job description.  Thanks to Bonnie Grady at the Cecil County Chamber in Elkton, MD for this listing and to Kathy Snyder at the Maryland Chamber for the update.

 
Massachusetts
 

Amherst, MA - Added 3/6/14
Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce
28 Amity Street
Amherst, MA 01002
www.amherstarea.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Click here for job description and application instructions. Thanks to Jack Lank at the Attleboro, MA chamber for this listing.

 

Gloucester, MA  - Added 8/26/13

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
33 Commercial St
Gloucester, MA 01930
www.capeannchamber.com‎

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Robert W. Heidt, Jr. stepped down to become President/CEO of the Glendale, AZ chamber.

 

Pittsfield, MA - Added 10/22/13

Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
75 North Street, Suite 360
Pittsfield, MA 01201
www.berkshirechamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Mike Supranowicz stepped down to become Director of Business Development at Hillcrest Educational Centers. Click here for job description.  June Roy-Martin is the Interim.

 

Plymouth, MA - Added 10/22/13

Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce

134 Court Street

Plymouth, MA 02360

www.plymouthchamber.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Denis Hanks stepped down 11/1/13 to move to Florida.

 

Saugus, MA - Added 8/14/13

Saugus Chamber of Commerce

58 Essex Street

Saugus, MA 01906

www.sauguschamber.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Nichole DiModica stepped down 7/16/13.

 
Michigan
 

Houghton, MI - Added 3/17/14
Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce
902 College Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
www.keweenaw.org

Position: Executive Director
Notes: Click here  for job description and application process.

 

Tawas City, MI - Added 9/1/13

Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce

402 E Lake St

Tawas City, MI 48763

www.tawas.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Thanks to Bob Thomas at the Michigan state chamber for this listing

 
Minnesota
 

Forest Lake, MN - Added 3/26/14

Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

568 S. Lake Street

Forest Lake MN 55025

www.flacc.org

 Position: President

Notes: After 7 years, Colleen Eddy left to become the economic development specialist with the city of Elk River.

 

Rochester, MN - Added 1/9/14

Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce
220 S Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
www.rochestermnchamber.com

Postion: President/CEO

Notes: After over 10 years with the chamber, John Wade stepped down to become GM of Clements Chevrolet Cadillac Subaru. Express Employment Professionals'' Specialized Recruiting Group in Rochester is handling the search. Jerry Williams is the Interim.

 

St. James, MN - Added 4/26/13

St. James Chamber of Commerce

516 1st Ave S

St. James, MN 56081

www.stjameschamberofcommerce.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Tabitha Johnson stepped down 4/25/13.

 
Missouri
 

Affton, MO - Added 3/20/14
Affton Chamber of Commerce
9815 Mackenzie Road
Affton, MO 63123
www.afftonchamber.com

Position: Executive Director
Notes: Click here for job description. Thanks to Joan Edleson at the Affton chamber for this listing.

 

Belton, MO - Added 2/26/14
Belton Chamber of Commerce
323 Main St.
Belton, MO 64012
www.beltonmochamber.org

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Send resume and cover letter to beltonchamberexecsearch@gmail.com  Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this listing.

 

Kennett, MO - Added 6/26/13

Kennett Chamber of Commerce

1601 1st St

Kennett, MO 63857

www.kennettmo.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Meg Benson stepped down 6/28/13.

 

Springfield, MO - Added 2/21/14

Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
202 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, MO 65806
www.springfieldchamber.com

Postion: President/CEO

Notes: After 26 years with the chamber, Jim Anderson is retiring in summer 2014. Eric Peterson at Waverly Partners is handling the search. Thanks to Eric for this update.

 

University City , MO - Added 11/18/13

University City Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 300495

University City , MO 63130

www.universitycitychamber.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Click here for job description and application instructions. Thanks to Ellen Bern at the University City chamber for this listing.

 
Montana
 

Sidney, MT - Added 10/22/13

Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

909 S. Central Ave.
Sidney, MT 59270

www.sidneymt.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: After six years with the chamber, Wade VanEvery has stepped down.

 
Nebraska
 

Gothenburg, NE - Added 3/10/14

Gothenburg Community Development

1001 Lake Ave.

Gothenburg, NE 69138

www.www.gothenburgdelivers.com

Postion: Community Development Office Executive Director

Notes: Long tine director Anne Anderson is retiring. Click here for updated job description. Thanks to Dan Mauk at the North Platte, NE chamber for this listing

 
New Hampshire
 
Keene, NH - Added 10/22/13
Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce
48 Central Square
Keene, NH 03431
www.keenechamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Laura King has stepped down.  Philip Suter is the Interim.

 

Manchester, NH - Added 2/7/14
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
54 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03101
www.manchester-chamber.org

Position: President/CEO
Notes: Click here for the job description and application instructions. Michael Whitney is the interim. Thanks to Preston Hunter for this listing.

 
New Jersey
 

New Brunswick, NJ - Added 5/29/13

Middlesex County Regional Chamber & CVB

109 Church Street

New Brunswick, NJ 08901

www.mcrcc.org 

Position: VP

Notes: Thanks to Alex Hollywood of the Middlesex County Regional Chamber for this listing.

 

Phillipsburg, NJ - Added 6/1/13

Warren County Chamber of Commerce

445 Marshall St 

Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Position: President/CEO

Notes: James Graham stepped down to take a position in economic development.

 
New Mexico
 

Bloomfield, NM - Added 2/1/14

Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce

224 West Broadway

Bloomfield, NM 87413

www.bloomfieldchamber.info

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Thanks to Scott Terry for this listing.

 

Gallup, NM - Added 3/28/14

Gallup McKinley County Chamber of Commerce
106 West Historic Highway 66
Gallup, NM 87301
www.thegallupchamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Bill Lee stepped down to accept a position in healthcare. Thanks to Scott Terry at the Silver City, NM chamber for this listing.

 

Grants, NM - Added 9/1/13

Grants/Cibola County Chamber of Commerce

100 N Iron Ave Grants, NM 87020

www.grants.org

Position: Executive Director

Notes: After 9 years with the chamber, Star Gonzales stepped down to accept a position with the State of New Mexico.

 

New York

 

Canton, NY - Added 1/23/14
St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
101 Main Street
Canton, NY 13617
www.northcountryguide.com

Position: Executive Director
Notes: Pat McKeown will retire in May 2014. Click here for job description. For full consideration, submit letter of application, resume and three references by February 17, 2014 to Attn: Chamber Search, Personel Staffing, 65 Main Street, Suite 2205, Potsdam, NY 13676; email: chamber@personestaffing.com or  visit www.personestaffing.com  SLC Chamber is an EOE.

 

Ithaca, NY - Added 1/29/14

Tomkins County Chamber of Commerce

904 East Shore Drive

Ithaca, NY 14850

www.tompkinschamber.org

Postion: President/CEO

Notes: Jean McPheeters is retiring in June 2014. Thanks to Jean for this listing.

 

Massena, NY - Added 12/14/13

Massena Chamber of Commerce
16 Church Street
Massena, NY 13662
www.massenachamber.com

Position: Executive Director

 

Montgomery, NY - Added 3/6/14

Orange County Chamber of Commerce

30 Scott's Corners Drive

Montgomery, NY 12549

www.orangeny.com

Postion: President/CEO

Notes: After more than 30 years with the chamber, John D'Ambrosio is retiring at the end of 2014. Thanks to Marsha Gordon at the White Plains, NY chamber for this listing.

 

Poughkeepsie, NY - Added 3/3/14

Dutchess County Regional Chamber

1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 400

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

www.dcrcoc.org

Postion: President/CEO

Notes: Charlie North  is retiring in June 2014. Board Chair Ori Brachfeld 1st Vice Chair Joseph Bonura, Jr. are chairing search committee. Send inquiries to SearchCommittee@dcrcoc.org 

 

North Carolina

 

Asheboro, NC - Added 1/24/14
Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce
317 East Dixie Dr.
Asheboro, NC 27203
www.chamber.asheboro.com

Position: President/Executive Director
Notes: Long time President / Executive Director George Gusler is retiring 6/30/14 after 20+ years in position. Resumes can be emailed to chamberposition@gmail.com . Thanks to Reynolds Lisk for this listing.

 

Gastonia, NC - Added 3/28/14

Gaston Regional Chamber

601 W. Franklin Blvd.

Gastonia, NC 28052

www.gastonchamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: John Kimberly stepped down 2/21/14 to become VP of the Greenville, SC chamber. Alison Cookson is serving as Interim.

 

High Point, NC - Added 2/28/13

High Point Chamber of Commerce
1634 N. Main St.
High Point, NC 27262
www.highpointchamber.org

Position: President/CEO

Notes: After a chamber career of 32 years, Tom Dayvault, CCE, has retired and a search committee has been formed to find the new President /CEO. Thanks to Tom for this update.

 

Kenansville, NC - Added 3/14/14

Contact Kenansville Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 358
Kenansville, NC 28349

www.kenansvillechamber.com

Position: President
Notes: Click here for job description. Thanks to Laurette Leagon at the Jacksonville, NC chamber for this listing.

 

Kernersville, NC - Added 7/31/13

Kernersville Chamber of Commerce

136 E Mountain St

Kernersville, NC 27284

www.kernersvillenc.com

Position: President/CEO

Update: Bruce Boyer retired. Thanks to our confidential source in North Carolina for this update.

 

Littleton, NC - Added 2/7/13

Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce

2475 Eaton Ferry Rd

Littleton, NC 27850

www.lakegastonchamber.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Almira Papierniak is retiring.

 

Morganton, NC - Added 12/20/13

Burke County Chamber of Commerce
110 East Meeting Street
Morganton, NC 28655
www.burkecounty.org

Position: President/CEO

Update: Michael McNally stepped down to take the economic development position in Kannapolis, NC. Thanks to Patrick Coughlin for this update.

 

Shelby, NC - Added 2/21/14
Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce
200 South Lafayette Street
Shelby, NC 28150
www.clevelandchamber.org

Position: President/CEO
Notes: Michael Chrisawn is retiring. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this listing.

 

Southern Pines, NC - Added 12/20/13

Moore County Chamber of Commerce
10677 Hwy 15-501
Southern Pines, NC 28387
www.moorecountychamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Update: Patrick Coughlin stepped down to become President/CEO of the Cabarrus County chamber in Kannapolis, NC. Thanks to Carlotta Ungaro at the Morrisville, NC chamber for this listing.

 

Surf City, NC - Added 10/28/13

Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

13775 Highway 50, Suite 101

Surf City, NC 28445

www.topsailchamber.org

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Craig Stinson stepped down. Tammy Proctor is the Interim.

 
Ohio
 

Ashtabula, OH - Added 12/18/13

Ashtabula Area Chamber of Commerce
4536 Main Avenue
Ashtabula, OH 44004
www.ashtabulachamber.net

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Jessica Forsythe stepped down 1/10/14 to accept a position with the State of Ohio.

 

Mansfield, OH - Added 2/20/14
Richland Area Chamber of Commerce
55 North Mulberry St.
Mansfield, OH 44902
www.mrachamber.com

Position: President/CEO
Notes: Send resume to John Brown at jabrown@richlandbank.com Thanks to Jeff Griffin at the Peoria, IL chamber for this listing.

 

Medina, OH - Added 1/29/14

Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce
145 N Court St.
Medina, OH 44256
www.medinaohchamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes:  Debra Lynn-Schmitz stepped down to become President/CEO of the Siesta Key, FL chamber.

 

Massillon, OH - Added 1/4/14

Massillon Area Chamber of Commerce
137 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, OH. 44646
www.massillonohchamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: After 8 years with the chamber, Bob Sanders stepped down to become general manager of OJIM.

 
Pennsylvania
 

Chambersburg, PA - Added 3/6/14

Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

100 Lincoln Way East

Chambersburg, PA 17201

 www.chambersburg.org

Position: Executive Vice President

Notes: Click here for job description and application instructions. David Sciamanna, President of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, will be retiring the latter portion of 2015. This position is designed to be a training opportunity for the Presidency of the Chamber. Thanks to Steven Caldwell on behalf of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber for this listing.

 

Lebanon, PA - Added 2/7/14
Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
604 Cumberland Street
Lebanon, PA 17042-5270
www.lvchamber.org

Position: President and CEO
Notes: Larry Bowman is retiring on 8/1/14. Click here for job description. Bill Mulligan of Good Samaritan Health System is Search Committee Chair. Thanks to Bill for the update.

 

Shamokin Dam, PA - Added 6/21/13

Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce

2859 N. Susquehanna Trail

Shamokin Dam, PA 17876

www.gsvcc.org

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Charlie Ross has stepped down. Board member Jim Barbarich is Interim.

 

Wexford, PA - Added 4/7/14

Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber

5000 Brooktree Road, Suite 100

Wexford, PA 15090

www.PghNorthChamber.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes:  Rebecca Martin has stepped down. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this listing.

 
Wilkes Barre, PA - Added 11/21/13

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce

2 Public Square

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

www.wilkes-barre.org

Position: President /CEO

Details: William Moore stepped down 11/21/13.  Frank Joanlanne is the Board Chair.

 
South Carolina
 

Chapin, SC - Added 1/27/14

Chapin Chamber of Commerce
302 Columbia Ave
Chapin, SC 29036
www.chapinchamber.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Click here for job description. Thanks to Karen Owens for this listing.

 

Florence, SC - Added 2/1/14
Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce
238 South Coit Street
Florence, SC 29501
www.flochamber.com

Position: President and CEO
Notes: Tom Marschel retired 12/31/13.

 

Spartanburg, SC - Added 3/17/14
Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce
105 North Pine Street,
Spartanburg, SC 29302
PO Box 1636
Spartanburg, SC 29304
Position: President/CEO
Notes: Click here for job description. Send resume  to: spartanburgchamberceosearch@gmail.com

 
South Dakota
 

Belle Fourche, SD - Added 10/27/13

Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce
415 5th Ave
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
www.bellefourchechamber.org

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Teresa Schanzenbach stepped down 10/25/13.

 

Brookings, SD - Added 3/7/14

Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce & Convention Bureau

414 Main Ave.

Brookings, SD 57006

www.brookingschamber.org

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Heidi Gullickson has stepped down.

 

Rapid City, SD - Added 3/24/14
Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce
444 Mt. Rushmore Road North
Rapid City, SD 57702
www.rapidcitychamber.com

Position: Executive Director of the Convention & Visitors Bureau
Note: After 28 years with our CVB Michelle Lintz is retiring 7/31/14. Send inquiries to Linda Rabe, President/CEO of the Rapid City Area Chamber.

 

Tennessee

 

Bristol, TN - Added 5/8/13

City of Bristol

P.O. Box 1189

Bristol, TN 37621n.org or be faxed to 423-968-7197.

Position: Economic Development Director

Notes: Master’s degree in economic development, business administration, public administration, or related field is preferred; CEcD certification desired. Send resume  at attention of Human Resources Director at the above address or email bhale@bristoltn.org Thanks to Suzie Lusk at TCCE for this listing.

 

Chattanooga, TN - Added 3/6/14

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

811 Broad Street, Suite 100

Chattanooga, TN 37402

www.chattanoogachamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Current Ron Harr is taking early retirement at the end of June for health reasons. Thanks to Catherine Glover at the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry for this listing.

 

Dickson, TN - Added 5/22/13

Dickson County Chamber of Commerce
119 Highway 70 East
Dickson, TN 37055
www.dicksoncountychamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes:  After 13 years with the Dickson County Chamber, David Hamilton stepped down 6/21/13 to become President/CEO of the Paris - Henry County Alliance in Paris, TN.

 

Update 11/22/13: Click here for job description and application instructions. Thanks to Board Chairman Ted Williams of TriStar Bank, and Jennie Wagner of the  Dickson County Chamber for this update.

 

Madisonville, TN - Added 9/23/13

Monroe County Chamber of Commerce
520 Cook St
Madisonville, TN 37354
www.monroecountychamber.org

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Joe Tolson is retiring.

 

Memphis, TN - Added 10/27/13

The Greater Memphis Chamber
22 North Front Street, Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38103
www.memphischamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: John Moore stepped down 1/3/14.

 

Sparta, TN - Added 1/22/13

Sparta-White County Chamber of Commerce

16 West Bockman Way

Sparta, TN 38583

www.sparta-chamber.net

Position: President/CEO

Notes:  Click here for job description. Thanks to Suzie Lusk at TCCE for this listing.

 
Texas
 

Abilene TX - Added 3/26/14

Development Corporation of Abilene

842 Pine St.

Abilene, TX 79601

Position: CEO

Notes:  Search is being handled for Waverly Partners. Click here for job description. Thanks to Eric Peterson at Waverly Partners for this listing.

 

Athens, TX - Added 2/24/14

Athens Chamber of Commerce

201 W. Corsicana St., Suite 1

Athens, TX 75751

www.athenscc.org

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Mark Rathe stepped down to become President/CEO of the Chickasha, OK chamber. Click here to email Chair Ashley Adams McKee. Thanks to Dan Cahalen at the Texas state chamber (TAB) for this listing.

 

Columbus, TX - Added 4/1/14
Columbus Chamber of Commerce
425 Spring Street
Columbus, TX 78934
www.columbustexas.org

Postion: Executive Director
Notes: Jane Pullicino is retiring. Thanks to Page Michel at the Brenham, TX chamber for this listing.

 

Commerce, TX - Added 1/18/14

Commerce Chamber of Commerce
1114 Main Street
Commerce, TX 75429
www.commerce-chamber.com

Postion: Executive Director
Notes: Doug Rohrabaugh will be stepping down in May to return to his home state of Michigan after completing his degree at Texas A & M. He began with the chamber since January 2011.

 
Dallas, TX - Added 4/7/14
US India Chamber of Commerce
5930 LBJ Freeway, Suite 310
Dallas, TX 75240
www.gdiacc.org
Postion: President/CEO
Notes: Send resume to Charlotte Keany via email: Keany@cnmconnect.org. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this listing.
 

Harker Heights, TX - Added 11/25/13

Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce
552 East FM 2410,
Harker Heights, TX 76548
www.hhchamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Bill Kozlik retired 1/31/14 after over 15 years with the chamber. They have approximately 780 members.

 

Irving, TX - Added 3/19/14

Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

5201 N. O'Connor Boulevard, Suite 100

Irving, TX 75039

www.irvingchamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: After 10 years with the chamber, Chris Wallace is stepping down 5/1/14 to become President of the Texas Association of Business.

 

Lake Worth, TX - Added 11/15/13

Northwest Tarrant Chamber of Commerce
3918 Telephone Road, Suite 200
Lake  Worth, TX 76135
www.nwtcc.org

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Brendon Payne stepped down to become President/CEO of the Greeneville, TX chamber. Thanks to Brendon for this listing.

 
Magnolia, TX - Added 2/26/14
Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce
11510 FM 1488
Building A, Suite A-600
Magnolia, TX 77354
www.magnoliaparkwaycc.org

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Thanks to Cindy Harreld at the Clear Lake Area Chamber in Houston and Page Michel at the Brenham, TX chamber for this listing.

 

McKinney, TX - Added 3/21/14

McKinney Chamber of Commerce

Summit Office Park 1

2150 S. Central Expy., Ste. 150

McKinney, TX 75070

www.mckinneychamber.com

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Jodi Ann LaFreniere Ray has stepped down.

 

Rockwall, TX - Added 10/25/13

Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce

2850 Shoreline Trail, #63

Rockwall, TX 75032

www.rockwallchamber.org

Position: Membership Development Director

Notes: Click here for job description. Thanks to Dana Macalik, President of the Rockwall chamber, for this listing.

 

Round Rock, TX - Added 9/13/13

Round Rock Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership
212 East Main St.
Round Rock, TX 78664
www.roundrockchamber.org

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Doug Kurkul has stepped down. Round Rock is just north of Austin and is the international headquarters of Dell, which employs 16,000 people in Round Rock. Thanks to Aaron Cox at TCCE for this listing.

 

Update 2/24/14: Executive search firm Affion has been hired to find new President/CEO. thanks to Phyllis Snodgrass at the Texas state chamber (TAB) for this update.

 

Tyler, TX - Added 4/2/14

Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce
315 S. Broadway
Tyler, TX 75702

www.tylertexas.com

Position: Director of Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance. The Director will be an employee of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and report directly to the President/CEO of that organization. Click here for job description.

Notes: Thanks to Henry Bell for this listing.

 

Waco, TX - Added 10/22/13

Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce

101 S. Third St.

Waco, TX 76701

www.wacochamber.com

Position: Director, Business Retention & Research in Economic Development

Notes: Click here for job description. Thanks to Kris Collins at the Greater Waco Chamber for this listing.

 
Virginia
 

Arlington, VA - Added 1/18/14

Arlington Chamber of Commerce
4600 Fairfax Drive, Suite 804
Arlington, VA 22203
www.arlingtonchamber.org

Postion: President/CEO
Notes: After 23 years as President, Rich Doud is retiring 5/15/14. Thanks to Mark Schenthal at SouthComm Publishing/Target Marketing for this posting.

 

UPDATE 3/31/14: Click here for job description. Applications may be sent to chamber@smartinsearch.com .Thanks to Rich Doud for this update.

 

Lynchburg, VA -  Added 12/17/13

Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce

2015 Memorial Ave

Lynchburg VA 24501

www.lynchburgchamber.org

Position: President/CEO

Notes: After 15 years with the chamber, Rex Hammond stepped down 12/31/13 to relocate to North Carolina to complete a doctoral program. Thanks to Rob Clapper at the Prince William Chamber in Manassas, VA for this listing.

 

Manassas, VA - Added 2/26/14

The Prince William Chamber of Commerce

9720 Capital Court, Suite 203

Manassas, VA 20110

www.pwchamber.org

Postion: President/CEO

Notes: Rob Clapper, a veteran who served 10 years in the Army, stepped down to support Your Grateful Nation, a national foundation aimed at taking the most elite service members and helping them transition from the battlefield to the boardroom. Chamber COO Deborah Jones is serving as Interim CEO. Thanks to Rob for this listing, and for his service to our country.

 
Washington
 

Newport, WA - Added 3/29/13

Greater Newport Area Chamber of Commerce 

325 W 4th St

Newport, WA 99156

www.newportareachamber.com

Position: Executive Director

Notes: Valorie Hein has stepped down.

 

Spokane, WA - Added 10/30/13

Greater Spokane Incorporated
801 W. Riverside, Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99201
www.greaterspokane.org

Position: President/CEO

Notes: Rich Hadley is retiring in 2014. Waverly Partners is handling the search. Click here for job description and application instructions. Thanks to Eric Peterson for this listing.

 
Wisconsin
 

Fond du Lac, WI - Added 4/1/1/4
Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce
207 N Main St.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
www.fdlac.com

Position: VP

Notes: Click here for job description. Thanks to Joe Reitemeier for this listing.

 

Plymouth, WI - Added 2/1/14
Plymouth Chamber of Commerce
647 Walton Drive
Plymouth, WI 53073
www.plymouthwisconsin.com

Position: Executive Director
Notes: Mary Martin relocating to Colorado. Thanks to Betsy Alles for this listing.

 
 
 
 

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Vicki Keibler

North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce

North Myrtle Beach, SC

 

"After our visitors center and Chamber office were severely damaged by fire, I sent a request to Glenn Shepard’s office for another copy of his “Rules of Work” and “Rules of Customer Service” posters that were hanging in my office before the fire. Everyone enjoyed the posters when visiting and asked me many times where I had gotten them. Not only did Glenn send me new posters at no charge, but also a great picture of “If you'd wear it to the state fair, don't wear it to work!” He even autographed them for me. THANK YOU so much Glenn! We love you in northwest Arkansas."

 

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Berryville Chamber of Commerce

Berryville, AR

 
 

Success Stories

 

Wow, Glenn, someone is really on top of this since you were notified of my new position before I had a chance to thank you. I don’t even start until March 1. I did find the Siesta Key, Florida Chamber position on the job listing. It is the most comprehensive list I’ve ever seen for the Chamber profession and if it had not been for you, I would have missed the opportunity completely. Thank you for doing this. I know others are taking a look because I’ve had calls to tell me they’ve seen the opening at the Medina Chamber and my new position posted.

 

Debra Lynn-Schmitz

President & CEO

Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce
Medina, Ohio

 

"Within the chamber industry, Glenn has set the bar pretty high as a site featuring open positions at chambers of commerce through-out the United States... as well as few chambers outside the U.S. Thank you for providing this excellent free service for chamber/association professionals. I am one of those chamber guys who really appreciate your postings. Today I accepted an offer from the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce in New Mexico. Had it not been for your postings, it's possible I would have never known this chamber was looking for a new president. Please accept my sincere thanks. Though some state-wide chamber executive associations post jobs within their respective states, many do not. The listing service you provide is a testament to the respect you give our industry."

 

Scott C. Terry

President & CEO

Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce

Silver City, New Mexico

 


"I have been a constant consumer of the Glenn Shepard web page listing the many opportunities in chamber employment over the past year. If not for your efforts to keep the "JOB OPENINGS" up to date-I would not have found the Crossville Chamber in need of a new leader and be preparing for a move south. I am certain that there are hundreds of chamber professionals out there who have benefited from your daily updates. While I'm sure you will miss my follow-up notes asking "what do you think about this one?", you have certainly gained my admiration and appreciation for the valuable service you are providing to advance the profession. Please know that you have a friend in Crossville and I'll keep sending updates as I learn of them...my very best regards and THANKS!"

 

Brad Allamong

President & CEO

Greater Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce

Crossville, TN


"After 21 years in Chamber work, I've seen many job lists but yours is the best. Thanks so much for the help you give to the Chamber world.

 

Randy Collins

President & CEO

Top of Virginia Regional Chamber

Winchester, VA


 

"I want to take a few minutes the thank Glenn for helping me in the Chamber world get me to where I want be to in the industry and also how he has helped many others like me get to there also. Glenn is a great person to have in the Chamber world!!!! If you ever need someone to light up a room with discussion about topics that concern your workplace GLENN is the only person you need!"

 

Tony Doremus

Executive Director

Madison County Chamber of Commerce

Winterset, IA


 

"After having spent 20+ years leading four chambers and working in economic and community development in three states, I was enticed to leave Chamber World last year for a job with a private sector company. I truly wanted to learn the ins and outs of what it's like to be "in" business. It was one of the most intense and humbling experiences of my life, and at the end of the year, I left the company with a newly-rekindled awareness of the importance of bringing a representative voice to business. Along with that knowledge came the unequivocal realization that Chamber work is in my blood, and where I belong. The first person I contacted to get back "in" to the world of Chamber was Glenn Shepard, as he too shares the passion and importance of Chambers, and is one of the most well-connected industry liaisons I know. Glenn immediately wrote me a letter of recommendation for the position as President of the state Chamber in Tennessee. Since I was in Georgia at the time, he introduced me to Chamber Execs at the Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville chambers, and made every statewide connection possible to help me be successful. On November 12, I was honored to begin the new position that I probably would have never known about had it not been for Glenn. "

Catherine Glover
President & CEO
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Nashville, TN


 

"Glenn's site is the only comprehensive place for chamber executives to advance their careers. I have referred to it often as I looked for the next step in my career."

Michael A. Evans
President & CEO
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
Naperville, IL


 

"Thanks Glenn! I was forwarded your site from my hometown's chamber director and would not have gotten this position had it not been for your listing! Thanks again and keep up the good work!"

 

Marshall Hooks

President & CEO

Blakely-Ea​rly County Chamber of Commerce

Blakely, GA


 

"Glenn, I wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put into this site. If not for you and your team I would not have applied for and ended up as the President/CEO of the Manhattan Beach (California)  Chamber of Commerce. I came across your site when searching for chamber positions and after talking with a couple of chambers I found the perfect fit for me.

James O'Callaghan

President & CEO

Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce

Manhattan Beach, CA


 

"Glenn, I wanted to share the good news that I found a new job through your listing! I will be moving from New York to Oregon to become the President & CEO of the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce. I never would have known about the opening if not for your list, so thank you so much! I really appreciate your putting this together and just wish someone had told me about it sooner. It has been a GREAT resource!"

 

David A. Kelley, IOM

President/CEO

North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce

Milwaukie, OR


 

"I was happy at the Beatrice, NE chamber, but needed to be closer to my aging parents in Norfolk, NE. I found out about the opening in South Sioux City from Glenn’s website, interviewed and got the job. The AMAZING part is that he lives nearly 1,000 miles away in Nashville, and knew about the opening in Nebraska before anyone in Nebraska did. Thanks Glenn!! "

 

Lori Warner, IOM

President/CEO

South Sioux City Area Chamber of Commerce

South Sioux City, NE


"I would not have known about the job I just got hired for if it were not for Glenn's website. Thank you for doing this for the chamber industry Glenn!!!"

 

Melissa Cook, IOM

President/CEO

Lamar County Chamber of Commerce

Paris, TX


 

"I was VP of Communications at the Naples, Florida chamber when I got hired as the new Executive Director of the Williston, North Dakota chamber. If it were not for Glenn Shepard, I would not have even known about the position. And if it were not for his encouragement, I may not have even applied. THANK YOU Glenn for everything you do for chamber executives!"

 

Marci Seamples

Executive Director

Williston Area Chamber of Commerce

Williston, ND


 

"I was with a South Carolina chamber when I started receiving Glenn's monthly updates on chamber exec openings. I was hired by a much larger chamber in Georgia, and would not have known about the opening if it weren't for his work. I don't know why no one else ever did this, but my family and I sure are grateful Glenn did!"

 

Chris Hardy, IOM

President/CEO

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce

Albany, GA


 

Recent Hires & Promotions

 

NOTE: The month listed is the date of posting on this website,

not the start date of the chamber exec.

 

 

Deadwood, SD - April 2014

Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

Lee Harstad is the new Executive Director. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Englewood, FL - April 2014

Englewood - Cape Haze Area Chamber of Commerce

Ed Hill is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Bill Gunnin at the North Port, FL chamber for this update.

 

Port Huron, MI - April 2014
Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce

Thelma Castillo is the new President/CEO. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Pagosa Springs, CO - April 2014
Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce
Cindi Galabota is the new Executive Director.
 Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Lexington, NE - April 2014

Lexington Area Chamber of Commerce

Tina Reil-Lux is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Dan Mauk at the North Platte, NE chamber for this listing.

 

Dallas, TX - March 2014

Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce

Dale A. Petoskey begins as the new President/CEO on 4/1/14. Thanks to Bruce Bradford at the North Dallas Chamber for this update.

 

Colby, KS - March 2014

Colby/Thomas County Chamber of Commerce

Brette Hankin is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Tammy Wellbrock at the Hays, KS chamber for this update.

 

Louisburg, KS - February 2013

Louisburg Chamber of Commerce

Katie LaBrie  is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Jason Camis at the Paola, KS chamber for this update.

 

Charlevoix, MI - March 2014

Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce
Alison Boyer Hubbard is the new President/CEO.
Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Hazleton, PA - March 2014

Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce

Mary Malone is the new Executive Director. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Chicago, IL - March 2014

Illinois Chamber of Commerce
Todd Maisch will become the new President/CEO when Doug Whitely retires this summer. He is currently Executive VP. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update

 

Austin, TX - March 2014

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Mark Madrid is the new President/CEO. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Bellingham, WA - March 2014

Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Guy Occhiogrosso is the new President/CEO. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Austin, TX - March 2014

Texas Association of Business.

Chris Wallace is the new President. Bill Hammond will remain as CEO.

 

Prattville, AL - March 2014

Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce

Patty VanderWal has been promoted from VP to President/CEO.

 

Gulf Breeze, FL - March 2014

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce

Kristen Lorea is new President. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Sebring, FL - March 2014

Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce

Elizabeth Marabel Barber is new President. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Bisbee, AZ - March 2014

Bisbee Chamber of Commerce

Chrissy Alonso is the new Executive Director. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.
 

Columbia, SC - March 2014

Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Carl Blackstone is the new President. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 
Wilmington, DE - March 2014

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.

Rich Heffron is the new President. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Lawrenceburg, IN - March 2014

Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce

Eric Kranz the new Executive Director. Thanks to Shelli Williams at ICEA for this update.

 

La Crosse, WI - March 2014

La Crosse Chamber of Commerce

Vicki Markussen is the new Executive Director. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Rhinelander, WI - March 2014

Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

Dana DeMet is the new Executive Director. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 
Chicopee, MA - March 2014
Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce
Eileen Drumm is the new
Executive Director. Thanks to David Kelly for this update.

 

Farmers Branch, TX - February 2014

Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce

Nanette White Foght is the new Executive Director. Thanks to RaDonna Hessel at the Grapevine, TX chamber and Sharon Mayer at the Allen, TX chamber for this update.

 

Canyon, TX - February 2014

Canyon Chamber of Commerce

Roger Remlinger is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Kristine Olsen at the Dalhart, TX  chamber for this update.

 

Washington, D.C. - February 2014

D.C. Chamber of Commerce
Harry Wingo begins as the new President/CEO on 3/1/14. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Yale Law School, and was previously counsel to Google. Thanks to Ginanne Italiano at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase, MD chamber for this update.

 

Morgan Hill, CA – February 2014

Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce

John Horner is the new President/CEO. Thanks to David Bouchard at the San Carlos, CA chamber for this update.

 

Snyder, TX - February 2014

Snyder Chamber of Commerce

Greg Soloman is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Mike George of the Odessa, TX chamber and Kristine Olsen at the Dalhart, TX chamber for this update.

 

Chickasha, OK - February 2014

Chickasha Chamber of Commerce

Mark Rathe is the new President/CEO. He was previously with the Athens, TX chamber. Thanks to Dan Cahalen at the Texas state chamber (TAB) for this update.

 

Keller, TX - February 2014

Greater Keller Chamber of Commerce

Rudy Martinez  is the new President/CEO. Thanks to RaDonna Hessel at the Grapevine, TX chamber for this update.

 

Fenwick Island, DE - February 2014

Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce

Kristie Maravalli is the new Executive Director. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

El Dorado, AR - February 2014

El Dorado Chamber of Commerce

Jeremy Stratton is the new President/CEO. He was previously the economic director for the city of Danville, VA.

 
Mansfield, TX - February 2014
Mansfield Chamber of Commerce
The new President is MK White-Ramsey. Thanks to RaDonna Hessel for this update.
 

Crete, NE - February 2014

Crete Chamber of Commerce
The new Executive Director is
Kimber Shumate. Thanks to Max Kathol for this update.

 
Bristol, CT - February 2014
Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce
The new President/CEO is James R. Albert. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.
 
Colby, KS - February 2014
Colby Thomas County Chamber of Commerce
The new Executive Director is Brette Hankin. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.
 
Winter Haven, FL - February 2014
Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce
The new Executive Director is Katie Worthington. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.
 
Loxahatchee, FL - February 2014
Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce
The new President/CEO is Wayne Burns. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.
 
Beloit, WI - February 2014
Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce
The new Executive Director is Tim Dutter. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.
 

Peoria, IL - January 2014

Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Griffin is the new President. He was previously with the Wooster, OH chamber. I am pleased to have worked with Jeff for the last few months as he made his decision to reenter the chamber industry.

 

Siesta Key, FL -  January 2014

Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce

Debra Lynn-Schmitz is the new President/CEO. She as formerly with the Medina, OH chamber. We're pleased to report that Deb found her new position on this website.

 

Milton, PA - January 2014

Central PA Chamber of Commerce

Bruce Smith is the new President/CEO. He previously served as Interim and was hired permanently in January 2014. Thanks to Fred Gaffney at the Columbia Montour Chamber in Bloomsburg, PA for this update.

 

New Caney, TX - January 2014

Community Chamber of East Montgomery County

Rick Hatcher is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Charlie Dromgoole at the Lake Houston Chamber in Humble, TX chamber for this update.

 

Big Bear, CA - January 2014

Big Bear Chamber of Commerce

Pam Scannell is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Pam for this update.

 

Smithfield, VA - January 2014

Isle of Wight - Smithfield - Windsor Chamber of Commerce
Andy Cripps is the new President/CEO. he was previously with the
Sumterville, FL chamber. Thanks to Ray San Fratello at the Clermont, FL chamber for this update.

 

Sumterville, FL - January 2014

Sumter County Chamber of Commerce

Samantha Merritt is the new Executive Director. She was previously Membership Director. Thanks to Ray San Fratello at the Clermont, FL chamber for this update.

 

Leesburg, FL - January 2014

Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Sandi Moore is the new Exec Director. She was previously with the Leesburg Partnership.
Thanks to Ray San Fratello at the Clermont, FL chamber for this update.

 

Naperville, IL - January 2014

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce

Nicki Anderson is the new President & CEO. Thanks to Steve Erickson for this update.

 

Siesta Key, FL -  January 2014

Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce

Debra Lynn-Schmitz is the new President/CEO. She as formerly with the Medina, OH chamber. We're pleased to report that Deb found her new position on this website.

 

Amory, MS - January 2014

Monroe County Chamber of Commerce

Skip Scaggs begins as the new executive director on 2/1/14. Thanks to Larkin Simpson at the Laurel, MS chamber for this update.

 
Norfolk, NE - January 2014
Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce
Mark Zimmerer is the new President. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.
 
Hopkinsville, KY - January 2014
Christian County Chamber of Commerce
Marian Mason is the new President. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.
 
Batavia, IL - January 2014
Batavia Chamber of Commerce
Holly Deitchman is the new Executive Director. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.
 
Devils Lake, ND - January 2014
Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce
Paula Vistad is the new Executive Director. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.
 

Cleveland, GA - Added January 2014

White County Chamber of Commerce

Cindy Bailey begins as the new  President/CEO on 1/22/14. She has over 20 years of chamber experience, most recently with the Dahlonega, GA chamber. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this update.

 

Lacey, WA - Added January 2014

Lacey Chamber of Commerce

Stephanie Hemphill is the new Executive Director. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Edmonds, WA - January 2014

Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce

Kyle Vixie is the new  President/CEO. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Red Oak, IA - January 2014

Red Oak Chamber and Industry Association

Paul Griffen is the new  Executive Director. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Marshalltown, IA - January 2014

Marshalltown Regional Partnership

David Barajas of Ottumwa, IA, is the new President/CEO. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

St. Germain, WI -  January 2014

St. Germain Chamber of Commerce

Penny Wiesmann is the new  Executive Director. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Chillicothe, OH - January 2014

Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce

Randy Davies is the new President/CEO. He succeeds Marvin Jones, who retired in December 2013 after 11½ years with the chamber. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 
Baxley, GA - January 2014
Baxley/Appling County Chamber of Commerce
Keri Crosby is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this update.
 

Manistee, MI - January 2014

Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce

Stacie Bytwork is the new  Executive Director. Thanks to John Dussman at Village Profile for this update.

 

Hodgkins, IL - January 2014

West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Ken Gundke is the new Executive Director.  Thanks to Thanks to John Dussman at Village Profile for this update.

 

Barnesville, GA - January 2014

Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce

Marshall Hooks begins as President/CEO on 1/15/14. He was previously President/CEO of the chamber in Blakely, GA. Thanks to Marshall for this upodate.

 

Winchester, VA - January 2014

Top of Virginia Regional Chamber

Mike Malone is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Mike for this update.

 

Brookhaven, MS -  January 2014

Brookhaven / Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce

Garrick Combs is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Larkin Simpson at the Laurel, MS chamber for this update.

 

Cincinnati, OH - December 2013

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Brian Carley begins as President/CEO on 3/14/14.  He is currently a Partner with Deloitte in Cleveland but earlier worked for Deloitte in Cincinnati and was the Chamber’s Treasurer while on the Board from 1999 to 2005. Thanks to Eric Peterson at Waverly Partners for this update.

 

Ruston, LA - December 2013

Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

Judy Copeland has been promoted to President/CEO. Thanks to Scott Terry at the Silver City, New Mexico chamber for this update.

 

New Britain, CT - December 2013

New Britain Chamber of Commerce
Former New Britain Mayor Timothy Stewart
is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Kent Campbell for this update.

 

Milford, MA - December 2013

Milford Area Chamber of Commerce
Siobhan Bohnson is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Kent Campbell for this update.

 

McMinnville, OR - December 2013

McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce
Nathan Nottingham is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Sheryl Kelsh  at the Chehalem Valley Chamber in Newberg, OR for this update.

 

Malvern, PA - December 2013

Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry
Guy Ciarrocchi begins as President/CEO on 1/27/14.
Thanks to Alex Charlton at the Delaware County Chamber in Springfield, Pennsylvania for this update.

 

Grove City, OH - December 2013

Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce

Shawn Conrad is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Libby Gierach at the Hilliard, OH chamber for this update.

 

Granville, OH - December 2013

Granville Area Chamber of Commerce
Trish Newcomb is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Libby Gierach at the Hilliard, OH chamber for this update.

 

Sacramento, CA - December 2013

California Chamber of Commerce/WACE

Paul Junge is the new VP of Local Chamber Relations. He was previously with the Oakland, CA chamber, and was a local news anchor and Deputy District Attorney in Ventura County, CA. Thanks to Diane Schwenke at the Grand Junction, CO chamber for this update.

 

Kannapolis, NC - December 2013

Carrabus Regional Chamber of Commerce

Patrick Coughlin is the new President/CEO. He was previously with the Moore County chamber in Southern Pines, NC . Thanks to Carlotta Ungaro at the Morrisville, NC chamber for this update.

 

Tulare, CA - December 2013

Tulare Chamber of Commerce

Kathleen Johnson  is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Donnette Silva Carter at the Porterville, Caifornia chamber for this upodate.

 

Fort Pierce, FL - December 2013

St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce

Terissa Aronson is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Penny Chandler at the Indian River County Chamber in Vero Beach, FL for this update.

 

Brattleboro, VT - December 2013

Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce

Kate O'Connor is the new Executive Director.

 

Brainerd , MN - December 2013

Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Matt Kilian is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Management in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Osseo, MN - December 2013

North Hennepin Area Chamber of Commerce
Stephen Erickson is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Management in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Elyria, OH - December 2013

Lorain County Chamber of Commerce
Tony Gallo has been promoted to President/CEO on 1/1/14. He succeeds Frank DeTillio, who is retiring.

 

Kissimmee, FL - December 2013

Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce

John Newstreet is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Paul Seago at the Apopka, FL chamber for this update.

 

Steubenville, OH December 2013

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce

Rich DeLuca begins as the new President/CEO on 1/1/14.

 

Madison, NC - December 2013

Western Rockingham Chamber of Commerce

Dylan Galloway  is the new Executive Director.  Thanks to Jean Ann Wood at the Eden, NC chamber for this update.

 

Atlanta, GA - November 2013

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Hala Moddelmog begins as the new president/CEO on 1/6/14. She is the former president of Arby’s. She succeeds Sam Williams
, who is retiring at the end of 2013 after 17 years with the chamber.

 

Thomasville, GA - November 2013

Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber

Lauren Basford is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this update.

 

Wauconda, IL -  November 2013

Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce

Laura Ferris is the new Executive Director.  Thanks to Thanks to John Dussman at Village Profile for this update.

 

Orrville, OH - November 2013

Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce
Lori Reinbolt is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Lisa for this update.

 

New Albany, OH - November 2013

New Albany Chamber of Commerce
Courtney Orr is the new Executive Director. She previously lived in Tennessee and found her new position on this website.

 

Englewood, FL - November 2013

Englewood - Cape Haze Area Chamber of Commerce

Deborah Beck is the new Executive Director.

 

Greenville, TX - November 2013

Greenville Chamber of Commerce

Brendon Payne is the new President/CEO. He was previously Executive Director of the Northwest Tarrant Chamber of Commerce in Lake Worth, TX and found his new position on this website.

 

Templeton, CA - November 2013

Templeton Chamber of Commerce

Sarah Taylor Maggelat is the new Executive Director. She succeeds  Bardette Robison.

 

Wausau, WI - November 2013

Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce

Aaron Kapellusch is the new President/CEO.

 

Parker, CO - November 2013

Parker Chamber of Commerce

Dennis Houston is the new President/CEO. He was previously President/CEO of the Norfolk, NE chamber, which was named Chamber of the Year in its category by ACCE. Thanks to Penny Maynard of Dana Beach, California and Dennis Houston for this update.

 

Lake Geneva, WI - November 2013

Geneva Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce

Darien Schaefer is the new President/CEO. He was previously with the Wausau/Central Wisconsin CVB for 13 years. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Norfolk, VA - October 2013

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce

Bryan Stephens is the new President/CEO. He succeeds Jack Hornbeck, who retired after  26 years with the chamber.

 

Highlands Ranch, CO - October 2013

Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce

Andrea LaRew begins as the new President/CEO on 10/15/13.

 

Buckhannon, WV - October 2013

Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce

Tammy Reger is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 
La Grande, OR - October 2013

Union County Chamber of Commerce

Kristen Dollarhide is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Olympia, WA - October 2013

Association of Washington Business

Kris Johnson is the new President/CEO. He was previously VP of Operations at AWB for 3 years, and was President/CEO of the Saint Paul, MN chamber prior to that. Thanks to Cat Hyland of Austin, TX and Eric Peterson at Waverly Partners for this update.

 

Mineral Wells, TX - October 2013

Mineral Wells Area Chamber & CVB

Ryan Roach is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 
Buda, TX - October 2013

Buda Area Chamber of Commerce

J.R. Gonzales is the new Managing Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Hillsboro, TX - October 2013

Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce

Greg Solomon is the new President. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Huntington, WV - October 2013

Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce

Cathy Burns is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Casper, WY - October 2013

Casper Area Chamber of Commerce

Gilda Lara is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland  for this update.

 

Pauls Valley, OK - October 2013

Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce

Sherri Wing is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Mark Rathe of the Athens, TX chamber for this update.

 

Georgetown, TX - October 2013

Georgetown Chamber of Commerce

Executive Vice President Karen Sheldon will become president on 1/1/14. She will succeed Mel Pendland, who is retiring on 12/31/13.

 

West Branch, MI - October 2013

West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce

Heather Johnson is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Thanks to John Dussman at Village Profile for this update.

 

Shelbyville, TN - October 2013

Shelbyville-Bedford County Chamber

Allen Pitner is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Suzie Lusk at the TCCE for this update.

 

Palestine, TX - October 2013

Palestine Chamber of Commerce

Marc Mitchell is the new Executive Director.  Thanks to Marc for this update.

 

Granby, CO - October 2013

Granby Chamber of Commerce

Cathie Hook is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Stephanie Warren for the update.

 

Marblehead, MA - October 2013

Marblehead Chamber of Commerce

Deb Pesanti Payson is the new Executive Director.  Thanks to Deanne Healey at the Peabody, MA chamber for this update.

 

Malden, MA - October 2013

Malden Chamber of Commerce

Jenna Coccimiglio is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Deanne Healey at the  Peabody, MA chamber for this update.

 

Derby, KS - October 2013

Derby Chamber of Commerce

Mark Staats is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Blake Benson at the Pittsburgh, KS chamber for this listing and to Stephanie Warren for the update.

 

Idaho Falls, ID - October 2013

Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce
Michelle Holt is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Michelle for this update.

 

Brownsville, TX - October 2013

Brownsville Chamber of Commerce

Maria Hall Joiner is the new President/CEO. She was previously their Interim. Thanks to Pam Priour of the Harlingen, TX chamber for this update.

 

Sedalia, MO - October 2013

Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB

Angie Thompson is the new Executive Director.

 

Pensacola, FL - October 2013

Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce

Interim President and former Pensacola mayor Jerry Maygarden is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Bob Chappelle at the Mobile, AL chamber for this update.

 

Houma, LA - October 2013

Houma -Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce

Suzanne Carlos, who had served as Interim, has been appointed President/CEO.

 

Boaz, AL - October 2013

Boaz Area Chamber of Commerce

Peggy Haney is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Jeremy Arthur at CCAA for this update.

 

Titusville, PA - October 2013

Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce

Emily Altomare is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at PACP for this update.

 

Branson, MO - October 2013

Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB
Sharon Rosche is the new Executive Director. She was previously with the Union County Chamber in Monroe, NC.

 

Arab, AL - October 2013

Arab Chamber of Commerce

Lauren Whitlock is the new Executive Director. She was previously with the Marshall County Economic Development Council in Guntersville, AL. Thanks to Jeremy Arthur at CCAA for this update.

 

Hesston, KS - October 2013

Hesston Area Chamber of Commerce

Becky Galloway is the new Executive Director. She was previously with the

Newton, KS chamber. Thanks to Carlota Ponds for this update.

 

Midland, MI – September 2013

Midland Area Chamber of Commerce
Bob Stafford is the new President/CEO. he was previously Community President for Chemical Bank. Thanks to Kristy LeVasseur at the Midland Area Chamber for this update. 

 

Wichita Falls, TX – September 2013

Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Henry Florsheim is the new President/CEO. He was previously with the El Dorado, AR chamber. Eric Peterson and Debbie Galbraith of Waverly Partners conducted this search.

 

Honolulu, HI – September 2013

Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii

Sherry Menor-McNamara is the new President/CEO. She succeeds Jim Tollefson, who retired with a big Aloha on 8/31/13.

 

Punxsutawney, PA - September 2013

Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce

Michele Neal is the new Executive Director. She succeeds Marlene Lellock, who stepped down after 14 years to become Executive Director of the  Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott for this update.

 

Beachwood, OH - September 2013

Beachwood Chamber of Commerce

Cindy Baker is the new Executive Director.

 

Columbia, TN - September 2013

Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance

Wil Evans is the new President/CEO. He was previously the Director of Economic Development.

 

West Yarmouth, MA - September 2013

Yarmouth Area Chamber of Commerce
Coren Egan is the new Executive Director.

 

Batavia, NY - September 2013

Genesee County Chamber of Commerce

Tom Turnbull is the new President/CEO. He was previously publisher of the Daily News. Thanks to Ray San Fratello at the South Lake County Chamber in Clermont, FL for this update.

 

Daytona Beach, FL - September 2013

Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce

Nancy Keefer begins as the new President/CEO on 10/14/13. She has served as President/CEO of the Chester County Chamber in Malvern, PA for the past five years, and was President/CEO of the Bonita Springs, FL chamber for 11 years prior to that. She was chosen out of over 100 applicants from 20 states. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this update.

 

Meadville, PA - September 2013

Meadville-Western Crawford Chamber of Commerce

Christa Battin is the new Executive Director. She was previously Executive Director of the Titusville, PA chamber. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this update.

 

Baton Rouge, LA - September 2013

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

Stephen Waguespack is the new President/CEO. He was previously special counsel with the law firm of Jones Walker, and was Chief of Staff for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal prior to that. Thanks to Rob Clapper at the Prince William Chamber in Manassas, VA for this update.

 

Greenville, NC - September 2013

Greenville Pitt County Chamber of Commerce

Scott Senatore has been promoted to President/CEO. He was previously VP. Thanks to Rob Clapper at the Prince William Chamber in Manassas, VA for this update.

 

Chanhassen, MN - September 2013

SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce

Lori Anderson is the new President/CEO.  Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Management in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Indianapolis, IN - September 2013

Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce

Former Indianapolis Deputy  Mayor Mike Huber is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Doug Marsh at Organizational Dynamics for this update.

 

Monroe, NC - September 2013

Union County Chamber of Commerce

The new President/CEO is Pat Kahle, formerly with Park Sterling Bank. Thanks to Theresa Byers at the Union County Chamber for this update.

 

Charleston, SC - September 2013

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Paul Miloni is the new VP of Membership Development. He was previously with Director of Membership at the Lincoln, NE chamber. Thanks to Eric Peterson at Waverly Partners and for this update.

 

Temple, TX - August 2013

Temple Chamber of Commerce

Rod Henry is the new President/CEO. He was most recently with the Terre Haute, IN chamber. Thanks to Eric Peterson at Waverly Partners and to Rod Henry for this update.

 

Indiana, PA - August 2013

Indiana County Chamber of Commerce

Jim Struzzi is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Dana Henry for this update.

 

Scranton, PA -  August 2013

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

Bob Durkin is the new President/CEO. He worked at the Scranton Chamber in the past, but was most recently serving as president of the NE Regional Cancer Center. Thanks to Donna Sedor of the Wilkes-Barre, PA chamber, and Doug Marsh at Organizational Dynamics for this update.

 

Barrington, IL - August 2013

Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce

Suzanne Corr is the new President/CEO. She was previously with the Cary Grove, IL chamber. She succeeds Janet Meyer, who retired after 13 years with the chamber. Thanks to John Dussman at Village Profile for this update.

 

Dearborn, MI - August 2013

Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce

Jackie Lovejoy is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Bob Thomas at the Michigan state chamber for this update.

 

Cocoa Beach, FL - August 2013

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce

Linda Webster is the new President/CEO.

 

Chesterfield, VA - January 2013

Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce  

Danna Geisler is the new President/CEO.

 

Albemarle, NC - August 2013

Stanly County Chamber of Commerce

Kathy L. Almond will be the President/CEO. She succeeds Tom Ramseur, who is retiring 9/30/13. Thanks to Tom for this update.

 

Flower Mound, TX - August 2013

Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce

Lori Walker is the new President/CEO.

 

Wesley Chapel, FL - August 2013

Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce

Hope Allen is the new Executive Director. She was previously VP of Membership. Thanks to Hope for this update.

 

Murray, KY - August 2013

Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce

Aaron Dail is the new President/CEO. He was previously Director of United Way in Murray. Thanks to Lance Allison at the Panama City Beach, FL chamber for this update.

 

Sanford, FL - August 2013

The Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce

Frank Hale is the  Executive Director. He was previously with the Seminole Regional chamber. Thanks to Ray San Fratello at the South Lake County Chamber in Clermont, FL for this update.

 

Bel Air, MD - August 2013

Harford County Chamber of Commerce

Pam Khlar is the new President/CEO. She was previously with the Columbia, MD chamber. Thanks to Bonnie Grady at the Elkton, MD chamber for this update.

 

Glendale, AZ - August 2013

Glendale Chamber of Commerce

Robert W. Heidt, Jr. is the new President/CEO. He was previously with the Cape Ann Chamber in Gloucester, MA. He succeeds Don Rinehart, who will retire 10/15/13 after 34 years in Chamber work. Thanks to Don for this update.

 

Dunwoody, GA - August 2013

Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce
Beth Summers
is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this update.

 

Coopersville, MI - August 2013

Coopersville Chamber of Commerce

Rose Zainea-Wieten is the new Executive Director. Thanks to John Dussman at Village Profile for this update.

 

Orange, CA - August 2013

Orange Chamber of Commerce

Charla Lenarth is the new Executive Director.

 

Auburn, IN - August 2013

DeKalb Chamber Partnership

Shannon Carpenter is the new Executive Director. Thanks to John Dussman at Village Profile for this update.

 

Seward, NE - August 2013

Seward Area Chamber of Commerce

Charlie Liesek is the new Executive Director. He succeeds Pat Coldiron, who retired. Thanks to Dan Mauk of the North Platte, NE chamber for this update.

 

Calhoun, GA - August 2013

Gordon County Chamber of Commerce

Kathy Johnson is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this update.

 

Brookings, OR -  August 2013

Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Arlis Steele is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Wilda Parks for this update.

 

Gonzales, TX - August 2013

Gonzales Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture

Daisy Scheske is the new Executive Director. Thanks to our secret source in Texas for this update.

 

Kyle, TX - August 2013

Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

Julie Snyder is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Caitlyn Pesl of the Kyle Area Chamber for this update.
 

Garden Grove, CA - August 2013

Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce

David B. Ahern is the new President/CEO. He succeeds Jeremy Harris, who left to take a position with the Long Beach, CA chamber.

 

Silver City, NM - July 2013

Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce

Scott Terry is the new President/CEO. He was previously with the Ruston, LA chamber. Thanks to Scott for this update.

 

Knightdale, NC - July 2013

Knightdale Chamber of Commerce

Mary Yount is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Marla Akridge at the Wake Forrest, NC chamber for this update.

 

Muscatine, IA - July 2013

Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce & Industry

 

Oak Harbor, WA - July 2013

Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Kathy Reed is the new Executive Director. She takes over from Jill Johnson, who stepped down after six years with the Chamber.

 

Pittsburgh, PA - July 2013

Greater Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce

DeWitt Peart is the new president. He succeeds Barbara McNees, who is retiring in August after 16 years with the chamber. Mr. Peart is currently president of the  Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and will now be president of both organizations.

 

Morgantown, WV - July 2013

Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce

Daniel Kimble is the new president. Thanks to  Deborah Adrian at the Morgantown Area Chamber for this update.

 

Lafayette, LA - July 2013

Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce

Jason El Koubi, is the new President/CEO. He was previously Assistant Secretary with Louisiana Economic Development. Thanks to Dawn Sharpe-Brackettat the East St. Tammany Chamber in Slidell, LA for this update.

 

Naples, FL - July 2013

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

John Cox starts as the new president on 8/19/13. He was previously with the Cabarrus Regional Chamber in Kannapolis, NC, and succeeds Mike Reagen, who is retiring after 11 years with the Naples chamber.

 

Beatrice, NE - July 2013

Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

The new President is Lora Young. Thanks to Lori Warner at the South Sioux City, NE chamber for this update.

 

Enterprise, AL - July 2013

Enterprise Chamber of Commerce

The new President is Lisa Fenner.
 

Prattville, AL - July 2013

Economic Development Association of Alabama

The new Executive Director is Jim Searcy. Thanks to Jeremy Arthur at CCAA for this update.

 

Buffalo, NY - July 2013

Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Dottie Gallagher-Cohen  is the new President/CEO. She succeeds Andrew Rudnick, who retired in June after 20 years with the organization.

 
Brawley, CA - July 2013
Brawley Chamber of Commerce
Jason Zara is the new 
Executive Director. Thanks to Jason for this update.
 

Sturgis, SD - June 2013

Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

The new Executive Director is Heidi Kruse. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Management in St. Paul, MN and Melissa Barth at the Spearfish, SD chamber for this update.

 

Heathrow, FL - June 2013

Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Jason Brodeur is the new president and Debbie Cotton is the new COO. Thanks to Ray San Fratello at the South Lake County Chamber in Clermont, FL for this update.

 

Del Ray Beach, FL - June 2013

Greater Delray Beach Chamber

The new President/CEO is Karen Granger, who previously served as Interim. Thanks to Karen for this update.

 

Watkinsville, GA - June 2013

Oconee County Chamber

The new President is Kay Keller. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this update.

 

Jefferson, GA - June 2013

Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce

The new President is Josh Fenn. He was previously with the Dodge County Chamber in Eastman, GA. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this update.

 

Owatonna, MN - June 2013

Owatonna Area Chamber & Tourism

The new Executive Director is Jennifer Libby. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Management in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Smithville, TX - June 2013

Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce
Tina Smith is the new president.

 
Chicago, IL - June 2013

Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Jerry Roper will retire in August. The new President/CEO will be Theresa Mintle, former Chief of Staff to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

 
Estherville, IA - June 2013

Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce

The new Executive Director is Lexi Hash. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Management in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Mt. Pleasant, MI - June 2013

Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce

Bret Hyble is the new President/CEO.

 

Portland, ME - June 2013

Portland Regional Chamber

Christopher Hall has been promoted from VP of Governmental Affairs to President/CEO. He succeeds Godfrey Wood, who retired after 15 years with the chamber. Thanks to Doug Marsh at Organizational Dynamics for this update.

 

Henderson, TX - June 2013

Henderson Area Chamber of Commerce

Bonnie Geddie is the new Executive Director. She succeeds Judy Sewell, who is retiring.

 

Middletown, OH - June 2013

The Chamber of Commerce serving Middletown, Monroe and Trenton

Rick Pearce is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Susanne Tulloss of the Hamilton, OH chamber for this update.

 

Eaton, OH - June 2013

Preble County Chamber of Commerce
Matt Owen is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Susanne Tulloss of the Hamilton, OH chamber for this update.

 

Maricopa, AZ - June 2013
Maricopa Chamber of Commerce

David Moss is the new president. He was previously with the Surprise, AZ chamber. Thanks to Deanna Kupcik at the Buckeye, AZ chamber for this update.

 

Fairfield, CA - May 2013

Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce

Debi Tavey is the new President/CEO.

 

Germantown, TN - May 2013

Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce

Janie Day, who served as Interim since Pat Scroggs retired on 1/31/13, is now officially the new Executive Director. Thanks to Janie for this update.

 

McDonough, GA - May 2013

Henry County Chamber of Commerce

David Gill is the new President. He was in banking for 30 years. Thanks to our secret source in Florida for this update.

 

Troy, MI - May 2013

Troy Chamber of Commerce
Ara Topouzian begins as the new President/CEO
on June 3. he succeeds Michele Hodges, who stepped down after 11 years with the chamber to become president of the Belle Isle Conservancy in Detroit. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Manchester, CT - May 2013

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

April DiFalco is the new president. She was previously Director of Membership Services, and succeeds longtime president Sue O'Connor, who is retiring.

 

Novi, MI - May 2013

Novi Chamber of Commerce
Sheryl Romzek is the new Executive Director. She has been employed by the chamber since 2008 and served as Interim after Linda Daly stepped down in August 2012.
Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 
Ralston, NE - May 2013

Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce

Tara Lea is the new President. She succeeded Marlene Hansen, who retried after more than 10 years in that position. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Excelsior, MN - May 2013

South Lake Excelsior Chamber of Commerce

Laura Hotvet is the new Executive Director. She succeeded Linda Murrell, who retired after 14 years with the chamber. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Worcester, MA - May 2013

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

Massachusetts Lt. Governor Tim Murray will resign to become President/CEO of the chamber.

 

Paris, TN - May 2013

Paris - Henry County Alliance

David Hamilton will be the new CEO. He has been with the Dickson, TN chamber for the past 13 years.

 

Tukwila, WA - May 2013

Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce

Carol Kolson is the new President/CEO. Thanks to our secret source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Laramie, WY - May 2013

Laramie Area Chamber of Commerce

Dan Furphy, president of First Capital West Bankshares, will be the new president of the Laramie chamber and Laramie Economic Development Corp. Thanks to our Secret Source in the Midwest for this update.

 

Goldsboro, NC - May 2013

Wayne County Chamber of Commerce

Kate Daniels is the new President/CEO.

 

Barnesville, GA - May 2013

Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce

Emily Rowland is the new President/CEO. She succeeds Emily Johns, who stepped down in November 2012. Thanks to Darlene McLendon of the Forsyth, GA chamber for this update.

 

Jacksonville, FL - May 2013

Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Daniel Davis is the new President/CEO. He is a member of the Florida House of Representatives and Executive Director of the Northeast Florida Builders Association. Thanks to Dawn Adams, VP of the Jacksonville chamber, for this update.

 

Paducah, KY - May 2013

Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

Sandra Wilson begins as the new President/CEO on 6/3/13.

 

Lincolnton, GA - May 2013

Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber

Meagan Whitehead is the new Chamber Administrator. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this update.

 

Crossville, TN - May 2013

Greater Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce

Brad Allamong is the President/CEO. He was previously employed by Iowa State University. Thanks to brad for this update.

 

Abilene, TX - May 2013

Abilene Chamber of Commerce

Jason Smith is the new President/CEO. He was previously VP of Economic Development at the Lincoln, Nebraska chamber. Thanks to Charlie Dromgoole of the Lake Houston Area Chamber in Humble, TX for this update.

 

Bloomington, IN - May 2013

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce

Jeb Conrad is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Jeb for this update.

 

Salisbury, MD - May 2013

Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce

Ernie Colburn is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Al Silverstein of the Talbot County Chamber in Easton, MD for this update.

 

Ottumwa, IA - April 2013

Ottumwa Area Chamber of Commerce

Tim Kurtz begins as Executive Director 5/2/13.

 

Eagan, MN - April 2013

Dakota County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Vicki Stute is the new President.

 

Wilson, NC - April 2013

Wilson Chamber of Commerce

Ryan Simons is the new President/CEO. He succeeds Bruce Beasley, who retired on 12/31/12 after 28 years with the chamber.  Thanks to Brad Allamong for this update.

 

Chino Valley, AZ - April 2013

Chino Valley Area Chamber of Commerce

Tracie Schimikowsky began as the new Executive Director on 4/22/13. Thanks to Mary Orta at the Surprise,  AZ chamber for this update.

 

Perry, NY - April 2013

Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce

Scott A. Gardner began as the new President/CEO on 4/1/13. Thanks to Cory Skeates of the Oviedo-Winter Springs, FL chamber for this update.

 

Leander, TX - April 2013

Leander Chamber of Commerce

Bridget Brandt is the new president. Thanks to Bridget for this update.

 

Plainfield, IL - April 2013

Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Tasha Manard is the new Executive Director. Thanks to John Dussman at Village Profile for this update.

 

Bolingbrook, IL - April 2013

Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce

Mike Carpanzano is the new President/CEO. He succeeds Mike  Evans, who went to the Naperville, IL chamber. Thanks to Caroline Portlock for this update.

 

Santa Barbara, CA - April 2013

Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce

Ken Oplinger will begin as the new President/CEO on 6/3/13. He currently serves as the President/CEO of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber in Bellingham, WA. Thanks to Penny Maynard in Dana Point, CA and Nancy Vanyek at the Van Nuys, CA chamber for this update.

 

Russell, KS - April 2013

Russell Area Chamber of Commerce

Jenny Conn is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Tammy Wellbrock at the Hays, KS chamber for this update.

 

Eustis, FL - April 2013

Lake Eustis Chamber of Commerce

Christie Bobbitt will be the new Executive Director as of 6/1/13.  She was the former Director of Events. Thanks to Ray San Fratello at the South Lake County Chamber in Clermont, FL for this update.

 

Mobile, AL - April 2013

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

Bill Sisson, former Economic Developer for the Mobile chamber and current President of the Mobile Airport Authority, is the new President/CEO. He succeeds Winn Hallett. Thanks to Jeremy Arthur at CCAA and Bob Chappelle at the Mobile Area Chamber for this update.

 

St. Peter, MN - April 2013

St. Peter Chamber of Commerce

Ed Lee is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update

 

Solon, OH - April 2013

Solon Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Natale is the new President/CEO. She was previously Executive Director of the Aurora, OH chamber, and succeeds Nancy Traum, who retired in March.

 

Lewisville, TX - April 2013

Lewisville Chamber of Commerce
Ray Hernandez is the new President/CEO. He was previously with the Kyle, TX chamber, and succeeds Matt McCormick, who went to
the Columbia, MO chamber. Thanks to Brian Bondy at the San Marcos, TX chamber and RaDonna Hessel at the Grapevine, TX chamber for this update.

 

Hot Springs, AR - April 2013

Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce & Hot Springs Metro Partnership

Jim Fram is the new President/CEO. He was previously Vice President for Economic Development at the Tulsa Metro Chamber in Oklahoma. Thanks to Susie Marks at the Arkansas state chamber for this update.

 

Mesa, AZ  - March 2013

Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Sally Harrison is the new President/CEO. She succeeds Peter Sterling, who stepped down 1/1/13.

 

Malibu, CA - March 2013

Malibu Chamber of Commerce

Mark Persson is the new Executive Director. He began at the Malibu Chamber as Director of Member Services in 2011 and served as Interim Executive Director from February 2012 to March 2013. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Okeechobee, FL - March 2013

Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce

Terry Burroughs is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Newport Beach, CA - March 2013

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

Former Mayor Steve Rosanky is the new President/CEO. He succeeds Richard Luehrs, who retired in January. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Mystic, CT - March 2013

Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce

Tricia Walsh is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Salinas, CA - March 2013

Salina Valley Chamber of Commerce

Paul Farmer is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Port Hueneme, CA - March 2013

Port Hueneme Chamber of Commerce

Tracy Sisson Phillipi is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Cerritos, CA March 2013

Cerritos Regional Chamber of Commerce

Scott Smith is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

American Canyon, CA -  March 2013

American Canyon Chamber of Commerce

James Cooper is the new President/CEO.  Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - March 2013

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce

Charla Robinson begins as the new President on 4/29/13.

 

Blackwell, OK - March 2013

Blackwell Chamber of Commerce

John Robertson is the new Executive Director. He was formerly the economic development director in  Okmulgee, OK. Thanks to Thanks to Sara Sciara at OCCE and Jim Fram in Tulsa for this update

 

Lancaster, TX - March 2013

Lancaster Chamber of Commerce

Stacy Marshall is the new President. Thanks to RaDonna Hessel at the Grapevine, TX chamber for this update.

 

Canyon, TX - March 2013

Canyon Chamber of Commerce

Annette Olson is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Gary Molberg at the Amarillo, TX chamber for this update.

 

Ardmore, OK - March 2013

Ardmore Chamber of Commerce

Wes Stuckey retired 2/28/13. Mita Bates has been promoted from VP to President.

 

Fruita, CO - March 2013

Fruita Chamber of Commerce

Assistant Directorr Shauna Davies has been promoted to Director.

 

Mount Dora, FL - March 2013

Mount Dora Area Chamber  of Commerce

Rob English is the new Executive Director. He succeeds Cathy Hoechst, who is retiring after 9+ years at the chamber. Thanks to Ray San Fratello at the South Lake County Chamber in Clermont, FL for this update.

 

Prattville, AL - March 2013

Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce

Richard Ray begins as the new president 4/1/13. Thanks to Jeremy Arthur at CCAA for this update.

 

Panama City Beach, FL -  March 2013

Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce

Lance Allison is the new President/CEO. He was previously with the Murray, KY chamber.

 

Jefferson, GA -  March 2013

Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce

Bryan Dearing is the new Interim President/CEO. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this update.

 

Madisonville, KY - March 2013

Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber
Lee Lingo is the new President/CEO. he succeeds Harriett Whitaker, who retired 2/28/13.

 

Monticello, GA - March 2013

Monticello-Jasper County Chamber

Cissy Benton is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott at GACCE for this update.

 

Columbus, IN - March 2013

Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

Cindy Frey begins as the new President/CEO on 3/25/13. Thanks to Brad Allamong for this update.

 

Sachse, TX - March 2013

Sachse Chamber of Commerce

Mary Ann Olson is the new President/CEO. She was previously Executive Director of the Breckenridge, TX chamber. Thanks to Beth Henary Watson of the Mineral Wells, TX chamber for this update.

 

Salisbury, NC - March 2013

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce

Elaine Spalding, who was with the Paducah, KY chamber for the past 13 years, is the new President/CEO. She succeeds Bob Wright, who is retiring.

 

Duluth, GA - March 2013

Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Daniel Kaufman begins as the new President/CEO on 7/1/13. He is currently president of Georgia Gwinnett College, and succeeds Jim Maran, who retired at the end of 2012.

 

Garden City, KS - March 2013

Garden City Chamber of Commerce

Steve Dyer is the new President/CEO. He was president of the Highlands Ranch, CO chamber from 2007 to 2012. Thanks to Brad Allamong for this update.

 

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - March 2013

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

James Cumming is the new President/CEO. He succeeds Martin Salloum, who retired after 19 years with the chamber.

 

Blackwell, OK - March 2013

Blackwell Chamber of Commerce

John Robertson is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Sara Sciara at OCCE for this update.

 

Exton, PA - March 2013

Region Chamber of Commerce

Sara Capinski is the new Executive Director. She succeeds Dan Anders.

Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott of PACP for this update.

 

Carbondale, IL - March 2013

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

Sara Capinski is the new Executive Director. She succeeds Dan Anders.

 

Healdsburg, CA - March 2013

Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

Former Healdsburg mayor Carla Howell, who was interim Executive Director, has been hired permanently for that position. Thanks to Christi Skibbins for this update.

 

Osawatomie, KS - March 2013

Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce

Shelagh Wright, who left in 2012 to work for the school system, has returned to the chamber. Thanks to Jason Camis at the Paola, KS chamber for this update.

 

Moon Township, PA - March 2013

Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce

Sally Haas passed away unexpectedly on 12/27/12 after 14 years with the chamber.  Immediate Past Chair Bernadette Puzzuole will serve as Interim Executive Director for one year starting on 2/4/13.  Thanks to Brad Allamong and Tiffany Fulmer Ott of PACP for this update.

 

St. Marys, GA - March 2013

Camden County Chamber of Commerce

Leslie Hamrick is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott of GACCE and Brad Allamong for this update.

 

St. Joseph, MO - March 2013

St. Joseph Metro Chamber

Patt Lilly begins as the new President and CEO on 3/11/13. He  served in the same role from 1996 to 2006. Thanks to Brad Allamong for this update.

 

Prineville, OR - March 2013

Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce

Holli Van Wert began as the new Executive Director in December 2012. Thanks to Holli for this update.

 

Webster City, IA - February 2013

Webster City Chamber of Commerce

Deb Brown is the new Executive Director. She succeeds  Carrie Fitzgerald, who moved to Cedar Falls, IA. Thanks to Carrie for this update.

 

Lake Mills, IA - February 2013

Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation

Vickie Zobel is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Brad Allamong for this update.

 

Clifton, NJ - February 2013

North Jersey Regional Chamber of Commerce

Brian Tangora is the new President. He succeeds Gloria Martini. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Marshall, MO - February 2013

Marshall Chamber of Commerce

Jill Murray is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Wabasha, MN - February 2013

Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce

Cheri Wright  is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Owosso, MI - February 2013

Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Deason is the new President. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Wayland, MI - February 2013

Wayland Chamber of Commerce

Denise Behm is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Mount Pleasant, MI - February 2013

Mount Pleasant Area Chamber of Commerce

Lisa Hadden left 7/27/12 to work for Central Michigan University. Scott Gillespie was named Interim President. They have hired a new permanent president, but the name hasn't been announced. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Kennebunk, ME - February 2013

Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce

Suzanne McKechnie is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Louisburg, KS - February 2013

Louisburg Chamber of Commerce

Karen Chouinard is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Independence, IA - February 2013

Independence Area Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Reck is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Fairfield, IA - February 2013

Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce

The new Executive Director is Nancy Morrissey. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Lavonia, GA - February 2013

Lavonia Chamber of Commerce

Long time director Vivian Young resigned 2/24/12. They now have a part time ED in place and are a 100% volunteer organization. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Pensacola Beach, FL -  February 2013

Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce

Nicole Stacey is the new president. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Fenwick Island, DE - February 2013

Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce

David Martin is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Coppell, TX - February 2013

Coppell Chamber of Commerce

Kristi Valentine is the new president. She succeeds Tony Moline, who went to the Cedar Park, TX chamber. Thanks to RaDonna Hessel of the Grapevine, TX chamber for this update.

 

Kearney, NE - February 2013

Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce

Marion McDermott was hired 2/8/13 as the new Executive Director. She was previously office manager of Armagost Financial Group in Kearney, and executive director of the Ogallala, NE chamber for 9 years prior to that. Thanks to Dan Mauk of the North Platte, NE chamber and Lori Warner of the South Sioux City chamber for this update.

 

Hartwell, GA  - February 2013

Hart County Chamber of Commerce

Nikki Meyer is the new executive director. Thanks to Phyllis Brooks of the Elberton, GA chamber for this listing.

 

Gloversville, NY - February 2013

Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Mark Kilmer, who was Interim, is now full time President. Thanks to Jodie Perry of the Greece, NY chamber for this update.

 

Geneseo, NY - February 2013

Livingston County Area Chamber of Commerce

Laura Lane is the new president. She was previously with the Wyoming County Chamber in Perry, NY. Thanks to Jodie Perry of the Greece, NY chamber for this update.

 

Saranac Lake, NY - February 2013

Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce

Katy Van Anden is the new Executive Director.

 

Benton Harbor, MI - February 2013

Cornerstone Alliance

Vicki Pratt Gerbino will become new President & CEO effective March 1, 2013. She most recently was President of Econ Dev Corp of Warren County, NY. Thanks to Eric Peterson at Waverly Partners for this update.

 

Montevideo, MN - February 2013

Montevideo Area Chamber of Commerce

Autumn Rittel is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update

 

Palm Coast, FL - February 2013

Flagler County Chamber of Commerce
Rebecca DeLorenzo is the new president. She was previously VP and succeeds Doug Baxter, who left on 11/28/12. Thanks to Andy Cripps at the Sumterville, FL chamber for this update.

 

Evanston, IL - February 2013

Evanston Chamber of Commerce

Elaine Kemna-Irish has been promoted to Executive Director. She was previously Director of Chamber Operations. Thanks to John Dussman at Village Profile for this update.

 

Oswego, IL - February 2013

Oswego Chamber of Commerce

Angie Hibben takes over as the new president on 4/1/13. She has served as special projects coordinator since 2008, and succeeds Steve Hatcher, who is retiring.

 

Jacksonville, NC - February 2013

Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce

Laurette Leagon begins as the new President/CEO on 2/26/13. She was previously President/CEO of the Yadkin Valley Chamber in Elkin, NC. She succeeds Mona Padrick who retired in September 2012 after 16 years with the chamber. Thanks to Bonnie Grady for this update.

 

Chesterfield, MO -  January 2013

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

Nora Amato is the new Executive Director.

 

Kissimmee, FL - January 2013

Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce

Dave Nolan begins as the new President on 2/18/13. Thanks to Cory Skeates, of the Oviedo-Winter Springs chamber for this update.

 

San Francisco, CA - January 2013

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Bob Linscheid begins as the new President/CEO on 2/27/13. He succeeds Steve Falk, who left in December 2012. Thanks to Rob Clapper at the Manassas, VA chamber for this update.

 

Cambridge, MD - January 2013

Dorchester Chamber of Commerce

Deborah Divins Davis begins as the new Executive Director on 2/4/13. She succeeds Allen Nelson, who is retiring. Thanks to Al Silverstein at the Talbot County Chamber in Easton, MD, for this update.

 

Bentonville, AR - January 2013

Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce

Dana Davis is the new President/CEO. He was previously with South Lake, TX chamber and with the Lawton, OK Chamber prior to that.

 

Wichita, KS -  January 2013

Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition

Tim Chase is the new President/CEO. He was formerly President/CEO of the Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Wichita Falls, TX. Thanks to Debra Wakeland at the Waxahachie, TX chamber and Todd Jorgenson at Jorgenson Consulting for this update.

 

Wilmington, DE - January 2013

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce

Joan Verplanck, former CEO of the New Jersey state chamber, is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Mick Fleming at ACCE for this update.

 

Columbiana, AL - January 2013

South Shelby Chamber of Commerce
April Stone is the new Executive Director. She succeeds
Stacy Walkup, who left after nearly 10 years with chamber to take a job with a retirement community. Thanks to Jeremy Arthur at CCAA for this update.

 

Jackson, MS - January 2013

Mississippi Economic Development Council

Mary Martha Henson has succeeded Carol Hardwick as Executive Director. Thanks to Larkin Simpson at the Laurel, MS chamber, and Emily Addison at the Tupelo, MS chamber for this update.

 

Escondido, CA - January 2013

Escondido Chamber of Commerce

Les Abshire is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Bret Schanzenbach at the Vista, CA chamber for this update.

 

Bayfield, WI - January 2013

Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau
David Eades is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Susan Nyffenegger at WMC for this update.

 

Houma, LA - January 2013

Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce

Gordon Crow is the new president. He was previously with the Laramie, WY chamber.

 

Ashland City, TN - January 2013

Cheatham County Chamber of Commerce

Ann Thompson, who is currently Director of Business Relations, had been named the new Executive Director. She succeeds Chris Neese, who is leaving 3/31/13 accept a position as a Managing Partner with Allied American Advisory Group.

 

Cullman, AL - January 2013

Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce
Leah Bolin is the new President. She succeeds Kirk Mancer, who left 6/28/12 to become Executive Director of the Shelby County chamber in Pelham, AL. Thanks to Brad Allamong for this update.

 

Renton, WA - January 2013

Renton Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center

Lynn Wallace is the new President/CEO. She with previously the Southwest King County Chamber in Tukwila, WA, and succeeds Nancy Hinthorne, who retired.  Thanks to our anonymous Midwest source for this update.

 

Bayfield, WI - January 2013

Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau

David Eades is the new executive director. He was the chamber’s technical manager since 2005, and succeeds Cari Obst, who is leaving after 10 years with the chamber. Thanks to our anonymous Midwest source for this update.

 

Fremont, OH - January 2013

Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County

Angie Morelock began as the new President/CEO on 1/1/13. Thanks to our anonymous Midwest source for this update.

 

Plymouth, MN - January 2013

TwinWest Chamber of Commerce

Brad Meier begins as the new President/CEO on 2/14/13. He succeeds Bruce Nustad, who left 8/31/12 to become president of the MN Retailers Association. Brad was President/CEO of the Owatonna, MN chamber for the past 9 years and Executive Director of the River Falls, WI chamber for nearly 4 years prior to that. Thanks to our anonymous Midwest source for this update.

 

Woodbury, MN - January 2013

Woodbury Chamber of Commerce

Barbara Warren is the new executive director. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Kalamazoo, MI - January 2013

Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce

Tim Terrentine is the new president. Thanks to Mike Kobylka for this update.

 

New Port Richey, FL - January 2013

West Pasco Chamber of Commerce

Chip Wichmanowski is the new President/CEO

Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Wooster, OH - January 2013

Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce

Justin Starlin is the new President/CEO. he succeeds Jeff Griffin, who left 12/28/12 to work for Edward Jones Investments. Thanks to Brad Allamong for this update.

 

New Port Richey, FL - January 2013

West Pasco Chamber of Commerce

Chip Wichmanowski is the new President/CEO. He succeeds Joe Alpine, who retired after 15 years with the chamber

 

Sullivan, MO - December 2012

Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce

Lori Rego is the new executive director. She succeeds Debbe Campbell, who is retiring.

 

Orange Park, FL - December 2012

Clay County Chamber of Commerce

Doug Conkey, a Clay County Commissioner and retired U.S. Navy commander,  begins as President/CEO on 1/2/13.  He succeeds John Tabor, who served as interim president since September 2011.

 

Homestead, FL - December 2012

Greater Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce

Rosa Brito is the new president. She was formerly with the South Miami chamber. Thanks to Barry Johnson of the Greater Miami chamber for this update.

 

Fairless Hills, PA - December 2012

Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce

Dan Bates is the new President. Thanks to Nancy Keefer of the Malvern, PA chamber for this update.

 

Talladega, AL - December 2012

Greater Talladega/Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce

Jason Daves is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Jeremy Arthur at CCAA for this update.

 

Alexander City - December 2012

Alexander City Chamber of Commerce

Ann Rye starts as the new President/CEO 1/7/13. Thanks to Jeremy Arthur of CCAA for this update.

 

Bay Minette, AL - December 2012

North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce

Rebecca Cheshire is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Jeremy Arthur of CCAA for this update.


Columbia, MO - December 2012

Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Matt McCormick is the new President/CEO. He succeeds Don Laird, who is retiring after 24 years with the chamber. Matt was previously with the Lewisville, TX chamber. Thanks to Doug Marsh for this update.

 

Elkhart, IN - December 2012

The Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce

Kyle Hannon is the new President/CEO. He previously VP of Public Policy and Media Relations and has been with the chamber since 2002. He succeeds Phil Penn, who is retiring on 12/31/12 after 13 years with chamber.

 

Evansville, IN - December 2012

The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana

Christy Gillenwater is the new President/CEO. She succeeds Matt Meadors, who left to become President/CEO of the Waco, TX chamber.

 

The Dalles, OR - November 2012

The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce

Lisa Farquharson is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Lisa for this update.

 

Franklin, TN - November 2012

Williamson County Chamber of Commerce

Matt Largen has been hired as the first President/CEO if the new 501(c)6 which officially formed on 10/1/12 as a result of the merger of the chambers in Franklin, Cool Springs and Brentwood. He led the Williamson County Office of Economic Development for the past four years, and was with the Nashville Area Chamber the Little Rock Regional Chamber prior to that. Thanks to Suzie Lusk at the TCCE for this update.

 

Tyler, TX -  November 2012

Tyler Business Education Council

Christi Khalaf is the Executive Director. Thanks to Henry Bell of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce for this update.

 

Prince Frederick, MD - November 2012

Calvert County Chamber of Commerce

Carolyn Hart is the new president. She succeeds Carolyn McHugh, who retired on9/21/12 after 14 years with the chamber. Thanks to Brad Allamong for this update.

 

Holyoke, MA - November 2012

Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce

Kathy Anderson is the new President/CEO. She succeeds Doris Ranford, who was with the chamber for 26 years. Thanks to Tom O’Rourke of the Neponset Valley Chamber in Norwood, MA for this update.

 

Jeffersonville, GA - November 2012

Twiggs County Chamber of Commerce

Sherri Wood is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott of GACCE for this update.

 

San Diego, CA - November 2012

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Former San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has been hired as the new president. He succeeds Ruben Barrales. Thanks to Bret Schanzenbach of the Vista, CA chamber for this update.

 

Winterset, IA - November 2012

Madison County Chamber of Commerce

Tony Doremus is the new Executive Director. He was previously in membership at the Council Bluffs, IA chamber, and succeeds Lindsay Ann Baessler in Winterset.

 

Naperville, IL - November 2012

Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce

Mike Evans is the new President/CEO. He was previously with the Bolingbrook, IL chamber for five years.

 

Madison, WI - November 2012

Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce

39-year-old Zach Brandon is the new president. He succeeds Jennifer Alexander, who is retiring after nearly nine years with the chamber. Thanks to Dick Hakes of www.bestchambers.com for this update.

 

Spearfish, SD -  November 2012

Spearfish Chamber of Commerce

Melissa Barth, IOM has been promoted to Executive Director after 11 years with the Chamber. She succeeds Kent Campbell.

 

Boulder, CO -  November 2012

Boulder Chamber of Commerce

John L. Tayer is the new President & CEO. He served for over a decade as Director of Public Affairs & Communications at Corden Pharma Colorado (formerly Roche Colorado Corporation) in Boulder. He is a former member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors as well as a former Board Chair. Thanks to Eric Peterson of Waverly Partners, who handled this search, for this update.

 

Hutchinson KS - November 2012

Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce,

Jason M. Ball is the new President & CEO. He previously served as director of business development for the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development at the Lincoln, NE chamber. Thanks to Eric Peterson of Waverly Partners, who handled this search, for this update.

 

Windham, ME - November 2012

Sebago Lakes Chamber of Commerce

After a six-month search,  Aimee Senatore has been hired as the new executive director.

 

Louisville, KY - November 2012

Greater Louisville Inc./The Metro Chamber of Commerce

Craig J. Richard will begin 1/7/13 as the new President/CEO. He succeeds Joe Reagan, who left in January 2012 to become President/CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association. Craig served as Chief Economic Development Officer of the Greater Houston Partnership from 2008 - 2012. Thanks to Ali Crain at KCCE for this update.

 

Nashville, TN - November 2012

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Catherine Glover is the new President/CEO of Tennessee's state chamber. Catherine is the former President/CEO of the Albany, GA chamber. I'm proud to say that Catherine found this position on this website, and I was pleased to work with her in her pursuit of it. Her success story is a perfect example of why we publish this website.

 

Blakely, GA - November 2012

Blakely - Early County Chamber of Commerce

Marshall T. hooks is the new director. He succeeds Christy Haynes, who left in August 2012 left to take over at Dawsonville, GA chamber. Thanks to Marshall for this update.

 

Canton, MS - November 2012

Canton Chamber Main Street Association

Jordan Hillman is the new Executive Director.  Thanks to Bill Moak at www.BFAC.com for this update.

 

Dodge City, KS - November 2012

Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce

Dan Schenkein is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Dan for this update.

 

Washington, MO - November 2012

Washington Area Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Giesike will be the new President/CEO. She succeeds Mark Wessels, who is retiring in January 2013.

 

Camp Hill, PA - November 2012

West Shore Chamber of Commerce

George M. Book Jr. is the new president. He had served as interim president since June 2012 when Kathleen Fey resigned. He was previously with Springleaf Financial  for 12 years.

 

Huber Heights, OH - October 2012

Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce

Mark Bruns is the new Executive Director.

 

Key Largo, FL - October 2012

Key Largo Chamber of Commerce

Craig Cope is the new president. He succeeds Randy E. King, who moved back to Arizona.

 

Menomonie, WI - October 2012

Greater Menomonie Area Chamber of Commerce

Michelle M. Dingwall is the new President/CEO. She succeeds Lisa Montgomery, who spent the last five years at the chamber before taking a position at Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville, WI. Thanks to our anonymous Midwest source for this update.

 

Elizabethton, TN - October 2012

Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce

Tonya Stevens is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Suzie Lusk at the TCCE for this update.

 

Cedar Park, TX - October 2012

Tony Moline is the new President/CEO. He was previously President/CEO of the Coppell, TX chamber and VP of the Lufkin, TX chamber prior to that.

 

Apex, NC - October 2012

Graham Wilson began as the new Executive Director on 10/15/12. He succeeds Brenda Steen, who left on 7/16/12 after 5½ years with the chamber. Thanks to Harvey Schmitt at the Raleigh, NC chamber for this update.

 

Ocala, FL - October 2012

The Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership

Kevin T. Sheilley is the new CEO. He was formerly with Northwest Kentucky Forward. Thanks to Brad Schneider of the Henderson, KY chamber for this update.

 

Nampa, ID - October 2012

Nampa Chamber of Commerce
Debbie Kling is the new President/CEO. She succeeds Georgia Bowman, who  retired  in September after 16 years with the chamber.

 

League City, TX - October 2012

League City Chamber of Commerce
Laurie Baldwin is the new president. She was previously the director of events at the Duncan, OK chamber for the past five years.

 

Richfield, MN - October 2012

Richfield Chamber of Commerce

Angie Schaefbauer is the new president. She served as interim president after Steve Lindgren retired 8/1/12. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Whitesboro, TX - October 2012

Whitesboro Chamber of Commerce

Barbara A. Bailey is the new president. Thanks to Dick Hakes of
www.bestchambers.com for this update.

 

Burgaw, NC - October 2012

Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce

Kelsey Seitter is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Dick Hakes of
www.bestchambers.com for this update.

 

Starkville, MS - October 2012

Greater Starkville Development Partnership
Jennifer Gregory is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Dick Hakes of
www.bestchambers.com for this update.

 

Prince Frederick, MD - October 2012

Calvert County Chamber of Commerce

Carolyn Hart is the new president. She succeeds Carolyn McHugh, who retired on 9/21/12.

 

Heathrow, FL - October 2012

Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce

Hubert Talavera, who was the interim Executive Director, is now the permanent Executive Director. Thanks to Cory Skeates, of the Oviedo-Winter Springs chamber for this update.

 

Hutchinson, MN - September 2012

Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Mary Hodson will begin as the new President/CEO in mid October. She succeeds Bill Corby, who left in August 2012 to take the same position with the Burnsville, MN chamber.

 

Bristol, TN - September 2012

Bristol Chamber of Commerce

Joy Madison is the new President/CEO. She was President/CEO of the Modesto, CA chamber from 2005 – 2011.

 

Topeka, KS - September 2012

Kansas Chamber of Commerce

Retiring House Speaker Mike O'Neal will become the new state chamber President/CEO.

 

Ottawa, KS - September 2012

Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce

John Coen is the new President/CEO. He succeeds Tom Weigand, who left 4/27/12 to become the new President/CEO of the Junction City, KS chamber. Thanks to Tom for this update.

 

Goldsboro, NC - September 2012

Wayne County Chamber of Commerce

Bonnie Grady, IOM, takes over as the new President/CEO on 10/8/12. She previously held the same title at the Carroll County, Maryland chamber and Mid-Ohio Valley chamber in Parkersburg, WV. Thanks to Bonnie for this update.

 

Marinette, WI - September 2012

Marinette/Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce

Jacqueline Boudreaux is the new Executive Director. She was formerly Director of Chamber programs at the Racine, WI chamber. Thanks to Mike Kobylka of the Racine chamber for this update.

 

Houston, TX - September 2012

The Greater Houston Partnership

Bob Harvey is the new President/CEO. He replaces Jeff Moseley, who resigned in June after serving as President/CEO for seven years. Thanks to Charlie Dromgoole of the Lake Houston Area Chamber in Humble, TX for this update.

 

North Las Vegas, NV - September 2012

North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce

After Curtis Cummings resigned from the president's position in August 2012, the Chamber has entered into an agreement with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce to explore a merger. Thanks to Jenney Sartin for this update.

 

Buda, TX - August 2012

Buda Chamber of Commerce

Cindy Swink is the new executive director. She succeeds Terry Capps, who resigned in June 2012, and had replaced Dick Schneider, who retired in February 2012 after 11 years with the chamber

 

Aurora, OH - August 2012

Aurora Chamber of Commerce

Laura Holman is the new Executive Director. She succeeds Mary Sullivan.

 

Highlands Ranch, CO - August 2012

Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce

LaRae Marsik is the new president.

 

Ridgeland, MS - August 2012

Madison County Chamber of Commerce

Paige Peterson, who was formerly Director of Sales and Marketing, is the new executive director. She succeeds Kasey Perry, who left to work with her family business Mississippi Mojo Photo Booth. Thanks to Bill Moak at www.bfac.com for this update.

 

Harlingen, TX - August 2012

Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce
3hw exec
utive director is Pamela Priour. She succeeds Crisanne Zamponi, who left in May to become president of the Boerne, TX chamber. Thanks to Kathy Wolf and Crisanne Zamponi for this update.

 

North Augusta, SC - August 2012

North Augusta Chamber of Commerce

Terra Carroll, IOM, is the new president. She succeeds Brian Tucker, who went to the Georgetown, SC chamber. Thanks to Jeff Smith of the Greenwood, SC chamber for this update.

 

Jackson Hole, WY - August 2012

Jeff Golightly will replace Tim O’Donoghue as Executive Director on 9/17/12. He was previously GM at Togwotee Mountain Lodge. Thanks to Scott Balyo of the Cody, WY chamber for this update.

 

Haltom City, TX - August 2012

Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce

Jack Bradshaw is the new president. Thanks to Mary Frazior of the Bedford, TX chamber for this update.

 

Blakely, GA - August 2012

Christie Haynes, formerly with Blakely-Early County Chamber, is the new president. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott of GACCE for this update.

 

Wynne, AR - August 2012

Cross County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development Corp.

Chris Clifton, CED, IOM, is the new President/CEO.

 

Bakersfield, CA - August 2012

Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

Cynthia Pollard is the new President/CEO. She succeeds Debra Moreno who is retiring. She was previously a manager of manager of local government relations at PG&E.

 

Galesburg, IL - August 2012

Galesburg Chamber of Commerce

Steven Brody is the new president. He succeeds Bob Maus, who retired after 18 years with the chamber.

 

Irwinton, GA - August 2012

Wilkinson County Chamber of Commerce

Jonathan Jackson is the new president. Thanks to Tiffany Fulmer Ott of GACCE for this update.

 

Burnsville, MN - August 2012

Burnsville Chamber of Commerce

Bill Corby is the new president. He was previously with the Hutchinson, MN chamber for 5 years. He succeeds Daron Van Helden, who was with the  Burnsville chamber for 10 years and left to work for Pawn America. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Provo, UT - August 2012

Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce

Val Hale assumed the role of President/CEO on August 1, 2012. Prior to joining the Chamber, he served as Vice President for University Relations at Utah Valley University for two years. Thanks to John Darby for this update.

 

Waco, TX - August 2012

Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and Community Development Foundation

Matt Meadors is the new President /CEO. He was President /CEO of The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana in Evansville, IN since 2001.

 

Clemson, SC - August 2012

Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce

David Lane takes over as the new President/CEO on 8/20/12. He was previously with the St. Cloud Greater Osceola chamber in St. Cloud, Florida for 12 years. he succeeds Chris Hardy, who left the Clemson chamber to take over at the Albany, Georgia chamber.
 

New Albany, IN - August 2012

One Southern Indiana

Wendy Dant Chesser begins as the new President/CEO on 9/1/12. She was previously  President. CEO of Cornerstone Alliance in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Thanks to Melanie Douglas of One Southern Indiana for this update.

 

Brownsville, TN - July 2012

Brownsville Chamber of Commerce

Renee Moss is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Suzie Lusk at the TCCE for this update.

 

Rio Vista, CA - July 2012

Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce

Karen Smith is the new executive director. Thanks to Dick Hakes of
www.bestchambers.com for this update.

 

Devils Lake, ND - July 2012

Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce

Suzie Kenner is the new executive director. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Norwich, CT - July 2012

Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce
Benjamin Lathrop, mayor of Norwich from 2005-2009, is the new Executive Director. He succeeds Nancy Gray, who
left the chamber after five years to take a new job with Community Economic Development Fund in Meriden.

 

Gainesville, FL - July 2012

Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Tim Giuliani is the new President/CEO. He was previously VP of Corporate Outreach for Florida's state chamber, and was Director of Membership at the Gainesville chamber from 2006 - 2008. Tim is 30 and succeeds Brent Christianson, who left in June to heard up the Mississippi Economic Development Authority after 10 years with the Gainesville chamber. Thanks to Tammy Bracewell, President of the Brandon, FL chamber and Executive Director of FACP for this update.

 

Poway, CA - July 2012

Poway Chamber of Commerce

Dolores Canizales is the new president. She was previously a district director for Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn.

 

West Monroe, LA - July 2012

West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce

Courtney Hornsby is the new president. She was formerly programs and promotions director for the city of Natchitoches, LA.

 

Jupiter, FL - July 2012

Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce

Beth Kigel is the new president. She succeeds Ed Chase, who became president following the merger with the Jupiter-Tequesta-Juno Beach chamber. Thanks to Ed for this update.

 

Manhattan Beach, CA - July 2012

Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce

James O'Callaghan is the new President/CEO. We're proud to say that James found this position on this website, and is our sixth success story.

 

Mineral Point , WI - June 2012

Mineral Point Chamber of Commerce

Paige Murphy is the new Executive Director. She succeeds Joy Gieseke, who left in January. Thanks to Susan Nyffenegger at WMC for this update.

 

Fremont, MI - June 2012

Fremont Chamber of Commerce

Karen Baird is the new Executive Director. She succeeds Ron Vliem, who left in May. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update.

 

Dana Point, CA - June 2012

Dana Point Area Chamber of Commerce

Heather Johnston is the new Executive Director. She succeeds Nichole Lashawn Chambers, who plead guilty to grand theft of $129,000 from the chamber and was sentenced to a year in jail.

 

Shallotte, NC - June 2012

Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce

Shannon Viera is the new president. She was Director of Programs and Events at the Greater Columbia, SC chamber for the past 7 years, and also served as Executive Director of the Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives for the last 3 years.

 

Sandy, OR - June 2012

Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce

Mitch Speck is the new Executive Director. He succeeds Hollis MacLean-Wenzel, who left in late May to continue her recovery from breast cancer. Thanks to Cat Hyland for this update,

 

Seattle, WA - June 2012

Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Maud Daudon, who serves as interim president after Phil Bussey's departure, was appointed to the position permanently on 6/26/12. Thanks to Doug Marsh at Organizational Dynamics for this update.

 

Barnesville, GA - June 2012

Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce

The new president is Emily Johns. Thanks to Amanda Rose of PetroSouth and Tiffany Fulmer Ott of GACCE for this update.

 

Macon, GA - June 2012

Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce

Mike Dyer is the new president. he had served as interim president since Chip Cherry left in November 2011 for the Huntsville, AL chamber.

 

Windham, ME - June 2012

Sebago Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Joseph Lee, former president of Saint Joseph’s College, has been named interim executive director to replace Barbara Clark, who resigned in early 2012 after nearly 10 years with the chamber.

 

Edgewater, IL - June 2012

Edgewater Chamber of Commerce

Sean Smith is the new president.

 

Shorewood, IL - June 2012

The Greater Shorewood Chamber of Commerce

New Exec Director is Lauren Alspaugh

 

Springfield, IL - June 2012

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Steward Sandstrom is the new president. He served as president of the Kalamazoo, MI chamber since 2006. He succeeds Gary Plummer, who left the Springfield chamber in 2011 to become president of the Wichita, KS chamber.

 

Paris, TX - June 2012

Lamar County Chamber of Commerce

Melissa Cook, IOM,  is the new president. She succeeds Mindy Moree, who left to  become president of the Loveland, CO chamber. Melissa found the position on this website, and we're proud to have played a small part in her success.

 

Millbrae, CA - June 2012

Millbrae Chamber of Commerce

The new president is Ed Banayat. He succeeds longtime president John Ford, who left in February.

 

Morris, MN - June 2012

Morris Chamber of Commerce

The new Executive Director is Rhoda Smith. Thanks to Coni McKay of the Alexandria Lakes, MN chamber for this update.

 

Dickinson, ND - June 2012

Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce

Cooper Whitman is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Marci Seamples of the Williston, ND chamber for this update.

 

Minden, LA - June 2012

Minden-South Webster Chamber of Commerce

Jerri R. dePingre' is the new president.

 

Georgetown, SC - June 2012

Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce

Brian Tucker is the new president. He was previously president of the Greater North Augusta chamber, and succeeds Annette Medlin.

 

Ashland, KY - June 2012

Ashland Alliance

Bill Hannah is the new president. He succeeds Jim Purgerson, who is retiring. Thanks to Ali Crain at KCCE for this update.

 

Eddyville, KY - June 2012

Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce

Vanessa Sticker is the new executive director. Thanks to Ali Crain at KCCE for this update.

 

Springfield, KY - June 2012

Springfield Washington County Chamber of Commerce

Mandy Segrecy is the new executive director. Thanks to Ali Crain at KCCE for this update.

 

Louisville, KY - June 2012

St. Matthews Area Chamber of Commerce

Glenn Knight is the new executive director. Thanks to Ali Crain at KCCE for this update.

 

Schaumburg, IL - June 2012

Schaumburg Business Association

Kaili Benefield Harding is the new president. She succeeds Tonya Lamia, who left in late November 2011

 

Haverhill, MA - June 2012

Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce

Sven Amirian is the new president.

 

Metairie, LA - June 2012

Jefferson Parish Chamber of Commerce

Todd Murphy is the new executive director. Thanks to my secret source in Iowa for this update.

 

Brooklyn, NY - June 2012

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Carlo Scissor, currently Chief of Staff to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, will become the new Chamber president in early September 2012. Thanks to Veronica Harris, Executive Administrator of Human Resources at the Brooklyn chamber, for this update.

 

Easley, SC - June 2012

Easley Chamber of Commerce

Cindy Hopkins will become the new  president. She succeeds Kent Dykes, who is retiring 6/29/12. She was executive vice president of the Anderson, SC chamber since 2005.

 

Naples, FL - June 2012

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

Kathy Saenz Gulvas begins June 18th as the new VP of Communications. She succeeds Marci-Nicole Seamples, who left to become the new president of the Williston, ND chamber.

 

Pikeville, KY - June 2012

Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

VP Jared Arnett has been promoted to President/CEO. He succeeds Brad Hall, who  accepted a position at American Electric Power- Kentucky Power.

 

Pulaski, TN - May 2012

Giles County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

Will Polly is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Suzie Lusk at the TCCE for this update.

 

Wilkes-Barre, PA - May 2012

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce

Bill Moore is the new President/CEO. He is a principal with Organizational Dynamics in Connecticut.  He has also worked for the for the US Chamber, the Providence, RI chamber, and the New London, CT chamber. Thanks to Doug Marsh at Organizational Dynamics for this update.

 

Washington/Phillipsburg, NJ - May 2012

Warren County Regional Chamber of Commerce

James Graham is the new president. Thanks to Tina Smith of the Nazareth, PA chamber for this update.

 

St. Louis, MO - May 2012

Lemay Chamber of Commerce and Lemay Development Corporation

Angela Lorenz has been promoted to Executive Director. Thanks to CCEM for this update.

 

Monett, MO - May 2012

Monett Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Meredith is the new  executive director. He was with the Joplin, MO chamber for 5½ years, and succeeds Suzy McElmurry, who is retiring after 10 years in the position. Thanks to CCEM for this update.

 

Pelham, AL  - May 2012
Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce  

Kirk Mancer, formerly with the Cullman, AL chamber, is the new Executive Director.

 

Ft. Myers Beach, FL - May 2012

Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce

Frank (Bud) Nocera will be the next president. He'll replace retiring president John Albion.

 

Bridgeton, MO - May 2012

Northwest Chamber of Commerce

Brian Goldman has been hired as the new President/CEO. He succeeds Bob Swank, who passed away unexpectedly on 2/26/12.

 

Wesley Chapel, FL - May 2012

The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce

Mary Adele Cluck is the new Executive Director.

 

Owensboro, KY - May 2012

Owensboro Chamber of Commerce

Amy Jackson has been hired as the new president. She was previously Vice President- of Marketing and Insurance Services for Farm Credit Services in Louisville.

 

Northfield, MN - May 2012

Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Mary Schmelzer has been hired as the new executive director.

 

Zionsville, IN - May 2012

Zionsville Chamber of Commerce

Julie Johns Cole has been hired as new Executive Director. Thanks to Shelli Williams of ICEA for this update.

 

Morristown, TN - May 2012

Morristown Chamber of Commerce

Marshall J. Ramsey has been hired as the new president. He won the position in part because of his experience with the Tennessee Economic and Community Development Department, and helping bring the Volkswagen plant to Chattanooga. Thanks to Debra Williams for this update.

 

Chattanooga, TN - May 2012

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

Sandra Brewer is the new VP of Member Services. She succeeds Kristi Haulsee, who's moving to the Tri Cities area because her husband has been transferred.

 

Terre Haute, IN - May 2012

Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce

Ken Brengle is the new President/CEO. Thanks to Shelli Williams of ICEA for this update.

 

Homewood, IL - May 2012

Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce

Dave Hinderliter is the new executive director. He was most recently with the Kankakee Regional Chamber in Bourbonnais, IL.

 

Holdrege, NE - May 2012

Holdrege Area Chamber of Commerce

Katie Madsen begins as the new executive director 6/1/12. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Sparta, WI - May 2012

Sparta Chamber of Commerce

Tim Hyma is the new Executive Director. Thanks to Dick Granchalek at the La Crosse, WI chamber for this update.

 

Mansfield, TX - May 2012

Mansfield Chamber of Commerce

Amanda Miller, formerly with Meeting Professionals International in Dallas and with the Midlothian, TX chamber prior to that, began as the new president of the Mansfield chamber on 4/23/12. She succeeds Lucretia Mills, who retired on 4/1/12 after 12 years with the chamber.

 

Willcox, AZ - May 2012

Willcox Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture

New president Alan Baker begins 6/4/12

 

Rocky Mount, NC - May 2012

Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce

New president is Theresa Pinto, who was formerly with the Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber in Laurinburg, NC.

 

Reading, MA - May 2012

Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce

Julie Higgins is the new executive director.

 

DeKalb, IL - April 2012

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce

Matt Duffy has been promoted from Director of Membership and Marketing to Executive Director. He succeeds Jim Allen.

 

Santa Rosa Beach, FL - April 2012

Walton Area Chamber of Commerce

Kellie Jo Kilberg is the new president. She was formerly with the Orange Park, FL chamber.

 

Clinton, IA - April 2012

Clinton Chamber of Commerce

Nathan Sondgeroth is the new Executive Director.

 

Rock Falls, IL - April 2012

Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce

Events coordinator Bethany Blond has been promoted to president.

 

Martinez, CA - April 2012

Martinez Chamber of Commerce

Mary Peinado has been hired as the new President/CEO. She succeeds Cynthia Murdough, who left the position in January 2012. Ms. Peinado served as Executive Director of the Rio Vista, CA chamber for the past 4 years. 

 

Houston, TX - April 2012

Houston Area Chamber of Commerce

Velena Ingram is the new executive director. She succeeds Sharon Horbyk.

 

Lawrence, KS - April 2012

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce

Greg Williams is the new President and CEO. He was director of research parks for the University of Missouri System and spent 15 years leading development at the Springfield Missouri Chamber of Commerce prior to that.

 

Cambridge, MN - April 2012

Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce

Eric Champion has been named new president. He succeeds Nicki Klanderud, who left in February to work for the Cambridge Medical Center

Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Cooperstown, NY - April 2012

Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce

Patricia A. Szarpa has been hired as the new Executive Director.

 

Perry, GA - April 2012

Perry Chamber of Commerce

Stacy Campbell is the new president.

 

Muskogee, OK - April 2012

Muskogee Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Vice President Treasure McKenzie has been named president.

 

Montgomery, AL - April 2012

Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama

Jeremy Arthur, president of the Prattville, AL Chamber of Commerce, has been named new executive director of CCAA.

 

Brookings, SD - April 2012

Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce & Convention Bureau

Heidi Gullickson, who previously served as Membership Director, has been promoted to Chamber Director. She was chosen from a pool of 30 applicants, and succeeds Susie Ryks, who left to take a position with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

 

Loveland, CO - April 2012

Loveland Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

Mindy Moree is the new President/CEO. She was with the Paris, TX chamber for the past 15 years. She succeeds Brian Willms in Loveland, who left to become President/CEO of the Lakewood, CO chamber.

 

Cleveland, GA - April 2012

White County Chamber of Commerce

Melissa Leitzsey has been hired as the new president. She worked since 2009 as Director of Communications and Marketing with the Newberry, SC chamber.

 

Junction City, KS - April 2012

Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce

Tom Weigand, who was formerly with the Ottawa, KS chamber, is the new President/CEO.

 

Albany, GA - April 2012

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce

Chris Hardy, who was formerly with the Clemson, SC chamber, has been hired as the new president.

 

Maquoketa, IA - April 2012

Maquoketa Chamber of Commerce

Tom Devine, who had been serving as interim executive director, has been named the permanent executive director.

 

Glenpool, OK - April 2012

Glenpool Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Cook is the new executive director.

 

Utica, NY - March 2012

Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce

Pamela Matt is the new executive director.

 

Englewood, FL - March 2012

Englewood–Cape Haze Area Chamber of Commerce

Mary Smith has been named the new executive director.

 

Chattanooga, TN - March 2012

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

Former BlueCross BlueShield executive Ron Harr has been named to succeed Tom Edd Wilson as president. He begins 6/1/12.

 

Maricopa, AZ - March 2012
Maricopa Chamber of Commerce

Jim McMichael hired as new president. The  position has been vacant since Terri Kingery resigned at the end of 2010.

 

Navarre, FL - March 2012

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Kelley Fuller has been hired as the new president/CEO, succeeding Bill Arnett who resigned 3/21/12.

 

Dallas, TX - March 2012

The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce

Bruce Bradford, who served as interim president since a June 10 accident incapacitated long time chamber executive Stephen Taylor, has been named President& CEO. There were approximately 75 applicants for the position.

 

Canal Winchester, OH - March 2012

Canal Winchester Chamber of Commerce

Bobbi Guitner was hired as office administrator to fulfill the duties of Kim Rankin, who served as president from 2005 until February 2012.

 

Murrieta, CA - March 2012

Murrieta Chamber of Commerce

Patrick Ellis has been named the new president. He was formerly with the Moorpark, CA chamber, and succeeds Rex Oliver, who left the Murrieta Chamber after 10 years, to become president of the Bainbridge Island, Washington chamber on 1/3/12.

 

Boerne, TX - March 2012

Greater Boerne Area Chamber of Commerce

Crisanne Zamponi, who was Executive Director of the Harlingen, TX chamber for the past 5 years, has been named the new president of the Boerne chamber. She succeeds Terri Politi, who left in January.

 

Canton, MI - March 2012

Canton Chamber of Commerce

Former chamber employee Thomas Paden named new president.

 

Colorado Springs, CO - March 2012

Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and EDC

Joe Raso will become the new president starting in May. He served as president of the Iowa City Area Development  in Iowa City, IA until March 2012.

 

Clear Lake, IA- March 2012

Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Tim Coffey, who was previously with the Washington, IA chamber, begins as the new executive director on 4/15/12. He succeeds Gary Bright, who left on 11/23/11 for the Lehigh Acres, Florida chamber. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Bellevue, NE - March 2012

Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

Jim Ristow has been named the new president. Formerly the regional publisher of the Plattsmouth Journal Beatrice Daily Sun, he succeeds Megan Lucas, who moved to Virginia. Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Pembroke Pines, FL - March 2012

Miramar-Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce

New President/CEO is Robert Goltz. He succeeds Stella Tokar.

 

Hodgkins, IL - March 2012

The West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry

New Executive Director is Steve Erickson. Thanks to Eve Lederhouse of the Evanston chamber for this update.

 

Urbana, OH - Feb 2012

Champaign County Chamber of Commerce

Sandi Arnold has been named the new Executive Director. She succeeds Tina Knotts, who left in December 2011 to become the director of programs, tourism and public relations for the Union County Chamber and CVB.

 

Alexandria, VA - Feb 2012

Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

John T. Long III is the new president. He has previously worked with chambers in Florida, Michigan, and Maryland. He succeeds Tina Leone, who left to head the Ballston business improvement district in Arlington. Thanks to Rob Clapper of the Prince William chamber in Manassas for this update.

 

Harrison, NY - Feb 2012

Harrison Chamber of Commerce

Anthony D'Arpino named new president. He succeeds Ada Angarano, who resigned last month after 7 years with the chamber.

 

Monroeville, PA - Feb 2012

Monroeville Area Chamber of Commerce

Frank Horrigan named as new president. He succeeds Chad Amond, who left in December 2011 to become president of the Westmoreland chamber in Greensburg, PA .

 

Napa, CA - February 2012

Napa Chamber of Commerce

Chris Messina begins as the new  CEO on 2/21/12. He succeeds Lisa Batto, who departed in September 2011.

 

Miami, OK - February 2012

Miami Area Chamber of Commerce

Ian Drake began as the new executive director on 2/8/12. He succeeds Cindy Morris who moved to Springdale, Arkansas, to become VP of the chamber there.

 

Geneva, NY - February 2012

The Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce

Spike Herzig, who was interim President, has now been named permanent president.

 

Ashtabula, OH - Feb 2012

Ashtabula Area Chamber of Commerce

Jim Timonere, who was president for 6 years, left to become the new Ashtabula city manager. The new president is Jessica Forsythe .

 

Muskogee, OK - Feb 2012

Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce

The new president is Paul Joseph, formerly of the Garden City, KS chamber and the Siloam Springs, AR chamber. Paul succeeds Sue Harris, who was with the chamber for 10 years and is retiring.

 

Amesbury, MA - Jan 2012

Amesbury Chamber of Commerce

Marcy Quill has been hired as the new executive director. She succeeds William Piercey, who resigned in October after being charged with domestic assault and battery. Ms. Quill was formerly with the Lexington, MA chamber.

 

Aitkin, MN - Jan 2012

Aitkin Chamber of Commerce

Matthew Hill began as new executive director1/23/12. Thanks to Julie Vreeland of ChamberMaster for this update.

 

Wetumpka, AL - January 2012

Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce

Vanessa Lynch is the new executive director, replacing Jan Wood, who retired in December.

 

Spearfish, SD - January 2012

Kent Campbell from Minnesota is the new executive director. He succeeds Lisa Langer, who was the director for 13 years, and left in December 2011 to become VP of tourism marketing for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association in Colorado.  There were 47 applicants for this position.

 

Des Moines, IA - January 2012

The Greater Des Moines Partnership

Gene Meyer, formerly VP of Strategic Initiatives, had been promoted to president. Jay Byers has been hired as CEO. Both begin 1/23/12.

 

Warner Robbins, GA - January 2012

Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce

The new executive director is Morgan Law, who was the local EDC director. The other two finalists for the job were chamber execs in Florida and South Carolina. Morgan succeeds Ed Rodriguez, director from 2007 to Nov 2011, and took the same job at the Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce in Gulf Shores, AL.

 

Tuscaloosa, AL - January 2012

The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama

Jim Page, former VP of the Decatur, AL chamber, began as President/CEO on 1/1/12. Thanks to Bob Chappelle, of the Mobile, AL chamber for this update.

 

Joshua, TX - January 2012

Joshua Area Chamber of Commerce

Kim Henderson is the new president. She succeeds Tana Howell, who was president for six years.

 

Ligonier, PA - January 2012

Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce

Holly Mowrey became the new executive director on 1/3/12. She was in banking for 35 years prior to that. She succeeds Carrie Blough.

 

Grants Pass, OR - January 2012

Grants Pass Josephine County Chamber of Commerce

President Jon Jordan retiring 2/3/12 after 7 years with the chamber. New president is Colene Martin.

 

Ottawa, OH - January 2012

Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce

280 members. New executive director Amy Sealts begins 1/9/12.

 

Hannibal, MO - January 2012

Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce

New executive director McKenzie Disselhorst began 1/2/12. She was formerly membership director at the Quincy, Illinois chamber.

 

Metter, GA - January 2012

Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce

Jaime Riggs took over as the new Executive Director as of 1/2/12.

 

Butler, GA - January 2012

Taylor County Chamber of Commerce

Lesley McNary is the new Executive Director .

 

Gilroy, CA - January 2012

San Benito County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Debbie Taylor is new President/CEO as of 1/3/12.

 

Morrilton, AR - January 2012

Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce

President John Gibson retired as of 12/31/11. New president is Brandon Baker, who was previously director of county emergency medical services.

 

Chesterfield, MO - December 2011

Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

Robey Taylor hired as new executive director.

 

Baraboo, WI - December 2011

Baraboo Chamber of Commerce

Cathy Witte became the new Chamber Operations Manager 12/7/11.

 

Seguin, TX - December 2011

Seguin Chamber of Commerce

Sherry Gold Nefford-Esse, who was with the CVB for 17 years, is the chamber's new executive director. She replaces Shanta Kuhl, who left to become president and CEO of the Central Fort Bend Chamber Alliance in Rosenberg, TX.

 

San Antonio, TX - December 2011

South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Tom Shaw announced as new president. He's a retired Marine Corps officer and was executive director for the San Antonio law firm of Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton prior to working with the chamber.

 

Orangeburg, SC - December 2011

Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce

Ralph Faulling became the new president on 12/1/11. David Coleman, who served as president for eight years, retired.

 

Pendelton, OR - December 2011

Gail Nelson became the new Executive Director on 12/21/11. She was one of 19 applicants  from California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington that applied.

 

Lake George, NY - December 2011

Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB

About 350 members. Michael Consuelo is the new executive director.

 

Lake Ozark, MO - December 2011

Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

New Executive Director Wendy White started 12/1/11. 800 members.

 

Harwich, MI - December 2011

Mecosta County Area Chamber of Commerce

New executive director Jennifer Heinzman began 12/19/11.

 

St. Charles, IL - December 2011

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce

Stacey Ekstrom is the new executive director.

 

Sidney, NE - December 2011

Cheyenne County Chamber of Commerce

Glenna Aurich, who was VP at the chamber in Scotts Bluff, NE, takes over as the new executive director in Sidney in January 2012. She succeeds Megan McGown, who went into a full time economic development position in Sidney.

 

Garden City, KS - December 2011

Garden City Chamber of Commerce

State Representative and former Garden City mayor Reynaldo Mesa was named as the new president 12/22/11.

 

Lakewood, CO - December 2011

The West Chamber Serving Jefferson County

Brian Willms takes over as the new President/CEO on 1/9/2012. He previously served as President/CEO of the Loveland, Colorado chamber since 2008.

 

Greensburg, PA - December 2011

Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce

Chad Amond  is the new president. He was previously president of the Monroeville, PA chamber.

 

St. Louis, MO -  December 2011

St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association

Joe Reagan, president of the Greater Louisville (KY) chamber, will take over as new president 2/1/12. He succeeds Dick Fleming, who led the St. Louis chamber since 1994.

 

Clayton, GA -  December 2011

Development Authority of Rabun County

Tony Allred is the new chamber President.

 

Thomson, GA - December 2011

New  Executive Director is Tish Chase

 

Galena, IL - December 2011

Galena Chamber of Commerce

New Executive Director: Katie Murphy.

Thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Gadsden, AL - November 2011

Gadsden Chamber of Commerce

Tom Quinn has retired. Heather New is the new president as of November.

 

Bixby, OK - November 2011

Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce

Position: President

Notes: They promoted from within.

 

Pasco, WA - November 2011

Pasco Chamber of Commerce

Colin Hastings begins as the new executive director December 2011.

 

Sauk Centre, MN - November 2011

Sauk Centre Chamber of Commerce

Andrea Kerfeld replaced Mike Olson as chamber director. Special thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Huntsville, AL - November 2011

Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County

Chip Cherry, president of the Macon, GA chamber, will be the new president of the Huntsville chamber.

 

Del Ray Beach, FL - November 2011

Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce

Position: Vice President of Operations

 

Coeur d'Alene, ID - November 2011

Coeur d'Alene Area Chamber of Commerce

Steve Wilson, a local candidate from Coeur d'Alene, has been hired as the new president.

 

Lehigh Acres, FL - November 2011

Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce

Gary Bright, former executive director of the Clear Lake, Iowa chamber, will be the new President of the Lehigh Acres chamber. Special thanks to Larry Dowell at Dowell Stute and Associates in St. Paul, MN for this update.

 

Eureka Springs, AR - October 2011

Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce

Mike Bishop, who served as interim executive director for 8 months, has been named executive director.

 

Harwich, MA - October 2011

Harwich Chamber of Commerce

New executive director is Jeremy Gingras.

 

Tipton, IN - October 2011

Tipton County Chamber of Commerce

New Executive Director is Vicki Warner.

 

Leavenworth, KS- October 2011

Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce

Position: Executive Director

 

Waverly, IA - October 2011

Waverly Chamber of Commerce

Emily Neuendorf began as new Executive Director October 19.

 

Indianapolis, IN - October 2011

Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce

Scott Miller begins as the new president on 12/1/11.

Thanks to Shelli Williams at ICEA for this update.

 

Austin, TX - October 2011

Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE)

Aaron Cox, previously with Weblink and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives, begins as the new VP of Chamber Relations on 11/7/11. This is the position previously held by Phyllis Snodgrass and Art Roberts

 

Rogers, MN - October 2011

I-94 West Chamber of Commerce

Rhonda Baack is the new president.

 

Gulf Shores, AL - October 2011

Alabama Gulf Coast Area Chamber of Commerce

Ed Rodriguez became the new president on 11/1/11. He was formerly with the Warner Robins, GA chamber.

 

New Albany, IN - Sept 2011

One Southern Indiana

Jody Wassmer, formerly with the Owensboro, KY chamber, will take the position at One Southern Indiana previously held my Michael Dalby, who went to the Columbus, OH chamber.

 

Brandon, MS - Sept 2011

Rankin County Chamber of Commerce

Mandi Arinder became the new Executive Director on 9/1/11.

Thanks to Duane O'Neill at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership for this update.

 

Cartersville, GA - Sept 2011

Cartersville - Bartow County Chamber of Commerce

Joe Frank Harris, Jr., who interim president,  is now the President.

 

Port St. Joe, FL - Sept 2011

Gulf County Chamber of Commerce

Barry Sellers is the new President.

 

Stillwater, OK - Sept 2011

Stillwater Chamber of Commerce

Lisa Navrkal, former president of Bixby, OK, chamber, is the new president.

 

Gardendale, AL - August 2011

Greater Gardendale Chamber of Commerce

Alan Hall, who served as interim director since January, became the permanent director.

 

Rosenberg, TX - August 2011

Central Ft. Bend Chamber Alliance

Shanta Kuhl is the new president.

 

 

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