Marji Graf moves on to new opportunities

LUDLOW, Vt. – Well, it’s official! I have resigned from being the CEO of the Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce. I begin my new journey as the president and CEO of the Rockville, Md., Chamber of Commerce, effective July 2. I feel good about leaving this chamber in a better position than when I got here 10 years ago. I will miss everyone and my Vermont family! I will stay here until June 22 to help the chamber transition. Sue Chadwick will stay on as your director of Member Services.

At the May 22 Board of Directors meeting, it was decided that Tom Gianola from Echo Lake Inn will be the incoming president, Terry Bane from Imery’s will be the vice president, Kevin Theissen from Skygate Financial Services will be the treasurer, and Gail Graves-Beardmore will be the secretary.

At the annual meeting May 10, we welcomed Board of Directors: Michael Bailey, Brewfest Beverage in Ludlow; Scott MacDonald, S.B. MacDonald Custom Instruments in Chester; Emily Matthees, Weston Playhouse in Weston; Terry Bane, Imery’s in Ludlow; Tom Gianola, Echo Lake Inn in Plymouth; Gail Graves-Beardmore, Engel & Volkers in Ludlow; Brian Hernon, HB Energy Solutions in Springfield; Justin Hyjek, Homestyle Hostel in Ludlow; Duane Kish, Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow; Matt Lamb, Slopeside Okemo Vacation Rentals in Ludlow; Jen McBride, Flour & Petal in Proctorsville; Kevin Theissen, Skygate Financial in Ludlow; and Margaret Vincent, Vermont T’s in Chester.

We want to thank outgoing President, Julie-Lynn Wood, of the Golden Stage Inn in Proctorsville and Vice President, Kevin Marvelli, of The Vermont Country Store for their years of service on the Board.

I wish everyone my very best and will be coming back on weekends until we sell our house in Mount Holly.

  Written by Marji Graf.

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