Chamber Executives in the News

Michelle Conway has accepted the position of president/CEO of the Sedona (AZ) Chamber & Tourism Bureau. Conway has served as the interim since March. Conway previously served the chamber as the director of marketing.

The Superior (CO) Chamber has announced the resignation of their Executive Director Deanna Miller. The search for a replacement is currently taking place.

Lisa Bonnington has been selected as the new president/CEO of the Martinez (CA) Chamber. Bonnington replaces Julie Johnston, who stepped down as her family relocated out of state.

The Benicia (CA) Chamber has announced the hiring of Jana Modena as CEO and executive director. Modena was previously the Solano senior field representative for California State Assemblymember Tim Grayson and comes to the chamber with a vast network of contacts and knowledge.

Frank Ferral has accepted the position of president/CEO of the Hayward (CA) Chamber. Ferral previously served the Greater Stockton (CA) Chamber as the program and public policy director. He succeeds Kim Huggett, who retired after 12 years leading the chamber.

Callie Aschim has been named the new president/CEO of the Helena Area (MT) Chamber, replacing longtime leader Cathy Burwell, who has retired. Aschim is the former general manager of the Home2 Suites by Hilton.

Brian Owen is stepping down from his position at the Seaside (OR) Chamber to take on a new role leading the Seaside Civic & Convention Center. Katie McCloud will serve as interim CEO for the chamber until a new CEO is named.

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) announced their finalists for Chamber of the Year. Both the Eugene Area (OR) Chamber and the Portland (OR) Business Alliance were selected as finalists in their respective categories. Winners will be announced July 27 at the ACCE Annual Convention.

The Bremerton (WA) Chamber and Silverdale (WA) Chamber have merged to form the Greater Kitsap (WA) Chamber. The Greater Kitsap Chamber will maintain their presence in both the Bremerton and Silverdale communities with offices in both cities. Both locations also serve as visitor centers for the area and are key players in the growing tourism industry in the county.