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Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber seeking new president

YOUNGSTOWN– The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Board of Directors are seeking a new president and CEO. The search will begin this fall and the board expects to fill the position in the first quarter of 2021. The incoming president and CEO will replace current Chamber leader Tom Humphries, who led the organization starting in 1997 until retiring in 2017 but was asked to return by the Board in November 2019.

This is an opportunity for a chamber of commerce, association, economic development or public- or private-sector executive to lead and expand an organization committed to the success of the Youngstown-Warren region. The Regional Chamber plays a key role in retaining existing businesses in our community, assisting companies with their expansions and working to attract new businesses to our market. The Chamber enjoys solid member relations and an excellent reputation with key organizations in the area, region and state, along with strong fiscal results. The President and CEO will inherit an enthusiastic and dedicated Chamber staff and a committed Board of Directors. This position represents a leadership opportunity to bring the organization to “the next level,” along with an exciting role in defining the Valley for years to come.

The ideal candidate for this position is currently serving as the top executive of an economic development-focused organization, comparable chamber of commerce or related significant business association. Alternative experience includes serving as a senior executive at a larger-like enterprise as noted above, or as an executive from a complex private- or public- sector entity. A Bachelor’s degree is required in the humanities, political science, business, public administration, economics or other related concentration. Advanced degrees are preferred.

Those who are interested in learning more about the Regional Chamber and the responsibilities of the president and CEO and/or would like to apply for the position should visit www.regionalchamber.com/ceo. Anyone with questions should contact Humphries directly at 330-307-6525 or tom@regionalchamber.com. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 16, 2020.

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