Seattle Southside Chamber Announces Leadership Changes and Search for CEO

EDITOR’S NOTE: Scott Schaefer, founder and publisher of South King Media, serves on the board of directors of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce.

Following the announcement of the departure of current President/CEO, Andrea Reay (she/her), the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce has announced its intention to seek its new President/CEO as well as leadership transitions in the interim .

Like us before reportedReay has taken the position of CEO/President at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, where she started this week.

The Board of Directors named Samantha Le (She/Her) as Interim President/CEO, and she began on May 11, 2022. Le was a longtime member of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce and joined as Executive Vice President in the fall of 2021. She has deep roots in South King County and has a demonstrated ability to build strong partnerships, including establishing creative and incentive programs and opportunities to increase the membership value and support the community.

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is actively recruiting its new President/CEO. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter outlining their interest and qualifications for the position along with a resume to [email protected]. The research/transition team will review the documents as they are submitted. Interested parties should submit their materials by May 31 for priority review. The position will remain open until filled. For the full job description, please click here.

To ensure a smooth transition, Reay will continue to support the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce as an executive advisor. In addition to her dedication to supporting the Chamber through this transition, Reay is a resident of Burien and will continue to advocate and volunteer to support the community.

“Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce staff and Board of Directors will work diligently and dedicatedly to ensure a smooth transition. Thank you for all of your support and understanding as we move forward quickly and efficiently with the greatest possible success,” Le said.

“Together we are stronger.”

About the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce
The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and Tukwila since 1988. The chamber focuses on advancing business in the area by helping to build and nurture an equitably strong and equitable economic environment. More info here: https://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com

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