Another local chamber of commerce head is moving on, as Megan Smith, president of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, prepares to take a new position in Washington, D.C.
Smith, who has led the chamber for 10 years, will resign effective Feb. 3 with plans to work as deputy director of North American operations for a start-up company that works with businesses in emerging markets.
“I just had an opportunity in Washington, D.C., that I felt like I couldn’t pass up,” Smith said Wednesday. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Perry chamber. It was a very difficult decision to make because I’ve been there for a decade, and I feel like I’ve helped the chamber grow locally and at the state level.”
Smith’s resignation comes after Ed Rodriguez parted with the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce in October and Chip Cherry left the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce in December. Rodriguez and Cherry both resigned to pursue opportunities in Alabama.
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“She’s going to be missed, obviously,” said Perry Mayor Jimmy Faircloth. “I think she’s done a good job. She works tirelessly to promote not only the chamber but the Perry community in all the events that they do.”
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