Clarkston Chamber Director Resigns, Search to Begin Soon
The Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Shaun Hayes has submitted his resignation to the Chamber’s Board of Directors effective January 31, 2022.
“Our board members and our membership are grateful for Shaun’s tenure and his efforts to get us through the challenges of the COVID pandemic,” stated Angie Wathen, Clarkton Chamber Board President and co-owner of Lowrie’s Landscape. “It has been a tense two years for local businesses and Shaun was able to retain and grow membership while applying and receiving applicable COVID grants during an unprecedented season for our community.”
“It has been an honor to serve the Clarkston community for the past three years; the past two years have been particularly challenging and I was glad to have served the Clarkston community during incredibly unpredictable times in the business world,” says Hayes.
Kendal Penney Petzold, currently the Chamber’s Membership Development Specialist, has been promoted to assistant executive director and will be handling the Chamber’s daily operations on an interim basis. An executive search committee will be formed to identify, interview and select a candidate as the Chamber’s next Executive Director.
About the Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce
The Clarkston Area Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit membership organization focused on building our community. We support an area representing the City of the Village of Clarkston, Independence Township, Springfield Township, Andersonville and Davisburg, while also supporting members in neighboring communities. We provide businesses with resources, networking opportunities and assistance to help carry out our mission of cultivating business opportunities and relationships for our members in the Clarkston area.