Chamber Executive Resigns Position – Accepts Job in St. Louis
Written by broebling on March 2, 2017
Press Release — The Campbell County Chamber of Commerce announced today that Chamber Director Charlene Murdock has tendered her resignation as Executive Director of the organization. Murdock has accepted a position with Peabody Energy in St. Louis and will be transitioning out of the Chamber over the next month and will be offering consulting services to the Chamber during the transition.
Ryan McGrath, Chairman of the Board, indicated the Board would begin immediately to search for a replacement. “Charlene has been a great asset to the Chamber since she came on board in November, 2015,” said McGrath. “We have implemented new programs, like our Business Spotlight, and re-engaged with members and the community through our monthly luncheon series. Both of these programs have been well received by members and the community overall.” He pointed to the Chamber’s success as an advocate for business on key issues such as the storm water ordinance that was negotiated with the City of Gillette in 2016 as an example of Murdock’s influence during her tenure at the Chamber.
“We will be looking for an individual that can pick up where Charlene has left off,” said McGrath. “A candidate with strong advocacy and community relations skills will be a plus,” he added. A job description for the position will be available next week for those who believe they have the skills and experience to take the helm of the Chamber, the region’s leading membership-based business organization.
Murdock expressed mixed feelings over leaving the Campbell County area and the Chamber. “This community has been our home for the larger part of the last 25 years and both Jeff and I have been engaged in various community endeavors that are meaningful to us. The Chamber has been a part of our lives since the early 1990’s when we settled here for a long-term stay. From street clean-ups to retail promotions to planning and conducting a visioning process, the Chamber has been a vibrant part of our lives and this community,” said Murdock. “I wish the Chamber the utmost success and will assist during the transition as needed to help the board maneuver through the change,” she said. “Our roots will always be in Wyoming and we will leave a part of our heart here,” she concluded.
For more information regarding the Executive Director’s position, please call the Chamber of Commerce at 307-682-3673.
About the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce
Fostering commerce for the betterment of Campbell County, the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization serving more than 650 local businesses. Founded in 1956, the Chamber recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. The organization promotes the growth of commerce, serves as a business advocate, fosters the development of leaders and works towards betterment of the Campbell County community. For more information, visit www.gillettechamber.com.