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Springfield Chamber of Commerce Launches Presidential Search

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A detailed position profile for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s next president and chief executive officer was posted on the organization’s website on Monday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A detailed position profile for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s next president and chief executive officer was posted on the organization’s website on Monday.

This signals the official start in the search for candidates to fill the position.

Jim Anderson, the Chamber's current President and CEO, is planning to retire this summer after 26 years of service to the organization

In March, it was announced Chairman-Elect Tom Hilmes of CNH Reman and Past Chairman Brian Fogle of Community Foundation of the Ozarks would co-chair a 19-member search committee that will work with executive search firm Waverly Partners, LLC to identify qualified local, regional and national candidates.

"Our committee has developed a profile with the experience and leadership characteristics of our preferred candidate," Hilmes said in a statement. "We are open to executives with backgrounds in economic development, chambers of commerce, business associations, other kinds of nonprofits, private sector or related experience with a commitment to our mission of business advocacy in this region."

The position profile can be found on the Chamber of Commerce website.
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