The Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce has filled its key leadership vacancy.
Josh Fenn, director of the Development Authority of Bryan County, will take on the duties as the chamber’s president and CEO on Monday, July 22, chamber director Mark Valentine said Monday morning.
He will be paid $100,000.
Fenn will handle the roles most recently held by Shane Short, who resigned as president and CEO last August, and of Courtney Bernardi, who resigned as director of economic development in April. After attracting few qualified applicants for just the president/CEO position, the chamber’s board of directors combined the two positions so it could offer a higher salary and attract better candidates.
Fenn was the chamber’s lead candidate for the job. He has been the executive director of the Development Authority of Bryan County (near Savannah) since 2009, has served as president and CEO of the Eastman/Dodge County Chamber of Commerce for six years, and was employed by the Waycross Downtown Development Authority as its executive director for two years. He is a certified economic developer.
For the full story, see the June 19 issue of The Commerce News.