Overview. The Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce in Ellijay, Georgia has launched a search for a president and chief executive officer. The Chason Group (www.thechasongroup.com) has been retained to lead the executive search.
About Ellijay, East Ellijay and Gilmer County, Georgia. Gilmer County is located approximately 75 miles north of Atlanta which is one of the largest population centers in the southeastern United States. The community is nestled in the foothills of the Chattahoochee National Forest and Appalachian mountains. Another population center, Chattanooga, Tennessee, is located 67 miles from downtown Ellijay. The area is easily accessed via four lane Georgia Highways 575/515 and US 76. The community’s population is 30,818 based on the latest US Census information.
About the Gilmer County Chamber. Since 1978, the Gilmer Chamber has grown and evolved with the community and north Georgia. The business organization’s focus has remained on being responsive to the needs of its members and the community.
The chamber was one of the first to be designated as a Georgia Certified Chamber of Commerce. As a part of the chamber’s strategic plan, the organization has five core values: tourism, membership, team development, kindness and hospitality.
The chamber is recognized as the community’s Destination Marketing Organization (DMO). Tourism is a huge contributor to Gilmer’s economy as well as Georgia’s resources. The chamber leads the marketing initiatives for Gilmer County through social media, direct marketing and advertising, and event planning.
Candidates applying for the president’s position must hold a Bachelor’s degree, with a Master’s degree desired, in the area(s) of public relations, association management, tourism, business and/or marketing from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.
Additional requirements include three years or more of executive management leadership experience in the business, chamber of commerce, association, tourism, economic development and/or community development field, or a combination of these. Candidates should have a proven extended tenure in leading an organization through visionary growth and meaningful change to improve the business environment of the community.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits and relocation package offered.
About The Chason Group
Executive recruitment in a competitive market is both complicated and time consuming. The team of experienced professionals at The Chason Group is prepared to assist chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, foundations, convention and visitors bureaus and other non-profit entities in identifying qualified individuals to serve in leadership roles. Every member of the team has served in leadership roles at chambers of commerce and economic development organizations - on the local, regional and state levels. The personal approach and successful process provided by The Chason Group makes the difference for longevity of candidates.
Visit www.thechasongroup.com to learn more about our services and team.