Chamber searching for successor

Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The president of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce has left, prompting a search for his successor.

Wayne Stevens stepped down as president and chief executive officer on Dec. 31. He was president for six and a half years. He spoke briefly, saying only that he was leaving to pursue other opportunities.

“I’ve been working with a board of directors for 25 years and want to try something different,” he said.

In a message from the Chamber to its members, Chairman Kip Knudson states, “Alaska business owes Wayne a debt of gratitude for his service. Please thank him for his service and wish him well in his next endeavor.”

The message states that the Board Executive Committee has been searching for a replacement since November, and has narrowed the search down to some finalists. The interview process will begin on Jan. 19 with an intention to make an offer on Jan. 21.

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