December 10, 2019 Supporting Manhattan-area entrepreneurs, businesses, events

Karen Hibbard Named Chamber Interim

Karen Hibbard has been named the interim president and chief executive of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for a period between February 28th and March 25th. Lyle Butler, current President and CEO of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce will retire on February 28th followed by a Community Retirement Celebration from  4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Manhattan Conference Center.

Jason Smith will enter as the new President/CEO of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and his first day will be March 25. Smith is relocating from Norman, OK, where he served as President/CEO of the Norman Economic Development Coalition.

We invite everyone to come and thank Lyle for all he  has accomplished for our community. Wayne Sloan, 2019 Chamber of Commerce Board Chair

Jason has been in contact with staff and board members, a process that will continue for the next six weeks so he can hit the ground running in March. Smith will meet in-person with staff and attend the Feb. 15 Chamber Annual Meeting.

Hibbard currently serves as the Director and Vice President of the Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau and has been in this role since 1997.

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