C of C search is on

September 14, 2011 • Local News

The Roswell Chamber of Commerce is accepting resumes until Oct. 7, to fill its executive director positi[auth] on, soon to be vacated by Dorrie Faubus-McCarty.

Faubus-McCarty, who has been the executive director of the chamber since July 2009, resigned from her position earlier this month and will be the new advertising director for the Roswell Daily Record.

Chamber president David Duer said the chamber board of directors in a meeting Friday decided not to elect an interim executive director but instead have staff members, especially chamber office manager Kathleen Curtis, take on added responsibilities until the position is filled.

The chamber board of directors on Friday also approved a process to begin searching for a new director. After the Oct. 7 application deadline, a search committee comprised of three board of directors members and two active chamber members, will be formed to interview applicants and recommend a candidate for approval to the full board of directors.

Former chamber president and present board of directors member Brad Houston will head the search committee. A majority vote of approval from the 21-member board of directors will be required to approve the new executive director, according to chamber bylaws.

The ideal candidate will have past managerial experience, the ability to relate to business owners in Roswell and the ability to be the face of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, Duer said in an interview Tuesday. The executive director will be responsible for promoting businesses in Roswell and the Chamber of Commerce, managing an office with a staff of three people, recruiting new members to the Chamber of Commerce while maintaining existing membership and running board meetings and chamber events, such as the After Hours business social networking group and job fairs and showcases.

“We’re really looking for someone who can step in and fill the shoes,” Duer said, “and be able to have a smooth transition.”

Candidates should also possess excellent leadership and communication skills, a positive view of the city of Roswell and knowledge of governmental affairs and legislative issues that pertain to business.

Duer said he anticipates hiring a new executive director by Nov. 30.

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