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    Peoria, IL (October 17, 2013)— The Board of Directors of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce has begun the search for filling the Chamber President position, retaining Waverly Partners, LLC as its executive search firm.   Board Chair Brent Eichelberger of Commerce Bank will head a 6-member search committee that will work with Greater Peoria Business Alliance CEO Cal MacKay and Waverly Partners to identify qualified local, regional and national candidates. 


    “Our committee has developed a profile with the experience and leadership characteristics of our preferred candidate,” Eichelberger said. “We are open to executives with backgrounds in chambers of commerce, business associations, other types of nonprofits, private sector or related experience with a commitment to our mission of business advocacy in this region.”


    The position profile is available here. Roberta Parks, the Chamber’s previous President, resigned in June after 25 years of service to accept a position with UnityPoint Health-Methodist Foundation. Mary Ardapple is currently serving as Chamber Interim President.


    For more information about the search, contact search consultant Eric Peterson at Peoria@Waverly-Partners.com; all inquiries will be held in confidence.


    The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice and resource for business in the region.   


     For more information, visit www.peoriachamber.org or call (309) 495-5974.