CMC Announces Kristi Simon as President and CEO.
The Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce has appointed Kristi Simon as the new President and CEO of the Chambers, starting April 20, 2020. Ms. Simon’s appointment comes after a rigorous search by the Chamber Board and Search Committee, headed by the Board Chair, Sonja Gladwin.
Ms. Simon brings on board a significant experience having succeeded in leading private businesses, nonprofit and chamber organizations and over the years, consistently held leadership positions, advocating for businesses at local and state levels.
According to Sonja Gladwin, after a comprehensive search process, we are pleased to have identified the best individual to lead the Chamber into its next chapter of growth, innovation, and member service.
“We believe success for Chamber members, businesses in the Baltimore/Washington corridor and businesses across greater Maryland, comes from regionally-focused collaboration. Kristi’s exceptional background and experience leading diverse organizations makes her uniquely positioned to represent the Chamber membership and the regional business community to realize this success. We are pleased to welcome Kristi and are confident that her leadership, proven track record, and vision for the central Maryland business community will complement the Chamber’s exceptional membership, Board of Directors, and staff.”
As the Voice of Business in Central Maryland, the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce has an outstanding reputation serving Maryland’s robust business community in our region and beyond,” said Kristi Simon, incoming Central Maryland Chamber President and CEO. “I am very excited to work with Chamber members, leadership, key stakeholders, and regional partners to build upon the Chamber’s reputation as the preeminent membership organization for business. This is an exciting time for central Maryland, and the Chamber is well positioned to develop new and exciting opportunities for businesses from across our region to engage, interact, and lead.“
About Central Maryland Chamber: Founded as a merger of two well-established chambers in 2017, the Central Maryland Chamber is the only regional chamber in Maryland. We are dedicated to providing networking, information, and growth resources to all sizes and kinds of businesses, agencies, institutions, and organizations. Our connections to business, industry, academia, government are unparalleled.
Our core area of focus is the area surrounding Fort George G. Meade, consisting principally of Western Anne Arundel County, Eastern Howard County, and the City of Laurel, although members come from the entire Baltimore/Washington region — wherever there´s an interest in doing business within our Corridor.