West Seattle Chamber of Commerce to seek new CEO

After a year and a half, the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s CEO has left, and the organization will be looking for a new one. Here’s the announcement sent by the Chamber today:

The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce announced that Julia Jordan is leaving her position as the CEO of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce effective immediately.

“In these unprecedented times, the Chamber is adapting to the ongoing pandemic, the closure of the West Seattle Bridge, and the looming recession. The Chamber Board’s review has given rise to new goals and a new direction for the Chamber. We thank Julia for all of her efforts and wish her the best in her future endeavors.” said Abby Fisher, chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce will be launching a search for a new CEO in the coming months.

Jordan had been in the job since the start of last year, succeeding Lynn Dennis, who held that role for almost five years.

7 Replies to "West Seattle Chamber of Commerce to seek new CEO"

  • J August 8, 2020 (4:34 pm)

    Rather terse announcement.

  • Jeannie August 8, 2020 (5:31 pm)

    I agree, J. Use of phrases like “new direction” usually means they weren’t happy with Julia Jordan. However, I guess it’s unfair of me to speculate. I have no idea if Ms. Jordan did a great job but ruffled some feathers, did a poor job and was “asked” to resign, or some other reason.

  • Truth August 8, 2020 (8:29 pm)

    Most Chambers and BIA’s are facing rough financial times as businesses are failing or scaling back on expenses. Many have folded and this could very well be a financial decision vs performance.  When Groups that focus on networking events can’t hold events, why pay a CEO?

  • Jort August 8, 2020 (8:41 pm)

    How much money did the Chamber spend simultaneously promoting Phil Tavel while encouraging businesses to alienate customers with political posturing? All to get … nothing? Seems like an error in judgment, but who knows.

    • WSB August 8, 2020 (10:55 pm)

      That was the DOWNTOWN Chamber, not the West Seattle Chamber, which does not do endorsements.

    • Truth August 9, 2020 (9:10 am)

      Zero! Different organization you are referencing. 

    • ACG August 9, 2020 (6:29 pm)

      Typical Jort nonsense. 

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