Paso Robles chamber looking for new president

jlynem@thetribunenews.comFebruary 24, 2014 

The search for a new president and chief executive officer at the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce is well underway.

The position, which offers an annual salary of between $77,000 and $92,000 depending on qualifications, has been posted with the Western Association of Chamber Executives and the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. Applicants must have at least eight years of executive/senior level management experience in a chamber or closely related industry.

Chamber board members adopted a new job description and set a Feb. 28 deadline for applications. Interested local applicants should contact Zoe Taylor, interim president and CEO, at Résumés should also be sent to Taylor’s email address or mailed to her at 1225 Park St., Paso Robles, CA 93446.

The chamber hopes to have a new CEO in place by May 1.

Taylor has led the chamber since October 2013, succeeding the retiring Mike Gibson. Taylor is credited with overseeing the chamber’s recent restructuring effort, which involved adding an economic development division focused on strengthening North County business, a community development division to identify ways business and education can work together, and a governmental affairs division to give local business owners a stronger voice.

Taylor retired from the Ventura Chamber of Commerce in 2009 and had been running a consulting company to help chambers in transition. Paso Robles is her fifth chamber of commerce since her retirement, according to a Tribune article published in October; at the time, Taylor did not want to be considered a candidate for the permanent job.

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