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Monroe Chamber Opens Search for New President

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The Monroe Chamber of Commerce has announced a nationwide search for its next President/CEO.

The Chamber is accepting resumes from qualified applicants through March 12, 2021 and anticipates announcing the new CEO by mid-April.

The incoming leader will replace current Chamber President Sue Nicholson, who led the organization starting in 2005. Nicholson, who announced her retirement on February 10, will remain on staff through May 31 to assist with the transition.

“The Chamber Executive Committee organized a diverse group of individuals to serve on the Selection Committee,” said John Landry, chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors. “We are pleased that Sue will remain on staff while we conduct our search for a new leader who will help us continue to develop new initiatives and partnerships with business leaders and community organizations.”

According to a press release from the Chamber, "This is an outstanding opportunity for a chamber of commerce, economic development or private-sector executive to lead and expand an organization committed to the success of the Ouachita Parish region. The Chamber President and CEO is the key representative and advocate for business owners and employers in the parish."

The Monroe Chamber maintains member relations and relationships with organizations in the area, region and state. According to the release, the President provides strategic direction, vision, and management for the programs and personnel of the Monroe Chamber.

According to the position description, candidates should demonstrate expertise in strategic planning, member sales and services, program management, economic development, public policy, nonprofit governance and operations, finance and accounting, public speaking, and fundraising.

More information is available at monroe.org.