November 23, 2015 – The Greenville Chamber has retained executive search firm Waverly Partners to lead its search for a new president and chief executive officer. Ben Haskew has served as the Chamber’s president and CEO since 2003 and plans to retire in early 2016.
The CEO role is ultimately responsible for all operations of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and serves as the primary point of contact for the organization’s officers, the board of directors, elected officials, investors and community leaders. The incumbent will plan, organize, direct, and control the Chamber’s services, products, economic development, and public policy activities.
The Greenville Chamber of Commerce, now in its 127th year, is the largest business advocacy and support organization in Upstate South Carolina. The Chamber has over 2,200 investors supporting the vision of continually improving the quality of life in the community by inspiring and facilitating business success.
Formed in 2001, Waverly Partners serves clients including Fortune 500 manufacturing and service corporations, non-profits, privately-held entrepreneurial growth companies and professional service firms.
The firm is currently working with Midland Area Chamber of Commerce and Midland Tomorrow to find its next president and CEO. Eric Peterson, a managing director and principal in Waverly Partners’ Cleveland office, is leading the search. Waverly Partners recently recruited Jason P. Smith as president and CEO of the Norman Economic Development Coalition.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media