ALBANY Albany Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Catherine Glover has notified the Chamber board she is resigning to take a position as an executive vice-president at Equinox Chemicals.
Glover will end her three-year tenure as the chamber's chief executive January 4, she said Thursday.
"After 22 years in Chamber management, I have the opportunity to explore a new career without leaving the town I love, and working for a company that believes in Albany as much as I do," she said. "I started in a Chamber career and have had the pleasure of serving more than 3,000 companies with honor. It's a charge I haven't taken lightly."
Bobby McKinney, former chair of both the Albany-Area Chamber of Commerce and the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission will serve as interim president and CEO until a full-time replacement is found, Chamber Board Chair Judy Randle said Thursday.
"The Chamber is a multi-faceted organization. There's no way I can fill her shoes, but we have a great and competent staff who will continue to move this organization forward until a permanent replacement can step in and take over," McKinney said.
Mark Grimaldi, president of Equinox Chemicals, said he believes Glover will be an asset to his growing and dynamic operation.
"As Equinox continues to grow to meet the global customer demand we are excited to have Catherine join our team. Her leadership, overall experience, and global business network will be a huge asset to our organization," he said.
Randle said that the chamber board will establish a search committee immediately to begin advertising and searching for a replacement.