Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce Announces Resignation of its President/CEO
Haverhill, MA – The Greater Haverhill Chamber announces that Irene Haley has tendered her resignation as its President/CEO and will be transitioning out of her position over the next several months. “It’s been an honor to serve as the Chamber’s president over the past year. I’ve connected with so many wonderful business people and community leaders during my tenure. I’m especially impressed by their eagerness to work together and collaborate to benefit the city of Haverhill, the region, and each other. This is a healthy, vibrant organization that is poised to move forward in operationalizing its vision of inclusivity and meeting its members’ needs in a post-pandemic landscape.”
Board President Shaw Rosen, of Lupoli Companies, expressed the Chamber’s gratitude for Irene’s leadership in 2021. “Irene took over the reins of the Chamber smack in the middle of last winter’s darkest pandemic days. She brought a strong corporate background, and she has applied it to key Chamber projects such as the LEADS leadership program in partnership with Harvard Business School and working with the Latino Coalition to learn how the Chamber can better serve Latino businesses. She is also helping to plan the Board’s upcoming retreat that will set the Chamber’s agenda for the next phase of its role in moving Haverhill forward. We will miss her thoughtful work and we wish her the best as she finds her next challenge.”
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is an innovative, cross-sector membership organization that spans Greater Haverhill and southern New Hampshire. In 2019, the Chamber completed a strategic planning process that confirmed the Chamber as an organization deeply rooted in the principles of equity and inclusion and focused on inclusive economic development. Members of the Board of Directors will convene on October 18 for an all-day retreat to fine-tune this vision and develop a road map for transforming it to results in a post-pandemic world.
In the coming months, the Chamber will announce its search for a new President, inviting bold, innovative leaders to apply or nominate others ready to join us in the exciting and rewarding pursuit of inclusive economic development.