Chamber Executives in the News

The Lake Havasu Area (AZ) Chamber has been awarded the Grow with Google Partnership Award. This new award highlights a compelling outcome by a chamber participating in the Grow with Google Partner Program to support its community and local businesses.

The Oceanside (CA) Chamber has been named the 2021 Local Business Person of the Year by Alignable! Alignable’s contest asked community members to vote on the business they felt went above and beyond to help their community and their peers get through the COVID era.

Robert Goltz is leaving the Miramar Pembroke Pines (FL) Chamber after nine years of service and will be taking over as the executive vice president of the Key West (FL) Chamber.

After five years of service, Katie Luna has left the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Brawley (CA) to accept another leadership position in the community. Ramiro Urias, the chamber’s current director of communications and marketing will step in as the interim CEO.

Daniel Sohn has been hired as the new CEO of the El Centro (CA) Chamber. The chamber is in the process of merging with two other chambers to form the Imperial Valley (CA) Regional Chamber, which Sohn will lead.

Glenn Hamer has left the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry after 14 years as its president and CEO. Hamer has relocated to Texas to become president and CEO of the Texas Association of Business. Garrick Taylor has taken over as interim president and CEO in Arizona while an executive search is conducted.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Fort Collins Area (CO) Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. This is the third time the chamber has achieved 5-Star Accreditation.

After serving nearly a decade as the Wichita (KS) Regional Chamber president and CEO, Gary Plummer has announced that he will be departing. Plummer has accepted the position of president and CEO at the Jefferson City Area (MO) Chamber.

The Palo Alto (CA) Chamber announced that Judy Kleinberg was retiring at the end of March. Charlie Weidanz, CEO, assumed the additional role of president.