Weaver taking over as Chamber director

The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce announced on Wednesday the resignation of executive director Kristie Maravalli, who will become the director of development for the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. Lauren Weaver, currently the events and member-relations manager for the Chamber, will assume the role of executive director effective Monday, Aug. 7.

“I have immense gratitude for Kristie, Lauren and the entire team. The Chamber has seen significant growth in the last four years,” said Ron Derr, president of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. “Change is always bittersweet. With Lauren transitioning into the director position, the Chamber will continue in its success, due to our stakeholders and support of the business community.”

In June of 2013, Maravalli began working as the director of membership, while Weaver was hired for her current role three days later. Maravalli was promoted to executive director in January 2014.

Derr noted that, during that time, the team reached benchmark achievements in events, membership and publications, with the organization undergoing a major overhaul to its operational structure.

“Our team, with the guidance from our Board of Directors, has worked at such a high level of efficiency with dedication and passion,” said Maravalli, “Words cannot express the appreciation and pride I have in the work we have done together in advancing the mission.”

Applications are being accepted for the events and member-relations manager position through Friday, Aug. 18. For more information, visit business.bethany-fenwick.org/jobs/.