Search Opened for Vermont Chamber President

first_imgThe search is open for the new President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. A search committee, comprised of leading Vermont employers from diverse business sectors and sizes all around the state, has been convened by Vermont Chamber First Vice Chair Mark Saba.Saba stated, Vermont s vibrant and diverse business community defines the Vermont Chamber s goals and priorities. The next President will take the reigns of the Green Mountain State s largest member-driven employer association.Saba, Chair of the search committee, owns two auto dealerships in Central Vermont, and one in Rutland. As the Voice of Vermont Business, the Vermont Chamber, our new President, and our talented staff, will be on the forefront of growing Vermont s economy while enhancing the quality of life we all cherish, Saba said. The new Vermont Chamber President will have big shoes to fill.Vermont Chamber Board Chair Rick Milliken, General Manager of the Doubletree Hotel Burlington, noted: Leading the team to identify the next Vermont Chamber President is an enormous responsibility. We thank Mark for his volunteer leadership; the task force is enthusiastic to work with Mark to identify the best candidate for the job.The Search Committee will be responsible for screening candidates, reviewing resumes, narrowing the pool, interviews, and negotiations. According to Saba, the Committee will recommend the top candidate to the Vermont Chamber Board of Directors by this summer. Interested individuals may call the Vermont Chamber at 802-223-3443.The new president will replace interim Vermont Chamber President Chris Barbieri. Barbieri was President of the Vermont Chamber for many years before leaving in 2003 to run the Vermont Chamber s international trade office in Shanghai, China. He took over on an interim basis for Duane Marsh when Marsh left his post in December to pursue other opportunities.last_img