On June 7, 2024
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Killington’s Amy Spear named president of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Amy Spears from Killington has been named the president of the Vt Chamber of Commerce.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced June 6 that Amy Spear will be the incoming president of the organization. Spear was selected from a robust pool of applicants following a six-month search committee process that leveraged the expertise of Burlington-based Hawley Consulting Services. The committee’s recommendation was ratified by the full board at a June 6 meeting.

“I look forward to working with Amy and building on her expertise in chamber operations, government affairs, and strategic planning,” said Tom Dunn, Vermont Chamber of Commerce Board Chair and CEO of VELCO. “With her success advocating for the restaurant and lodging industries in the State House, I am confident she will continue building on the Vermont Chamber’s legacy of business advocacy.”

Spear has been part of the Vermont Chamber leadership team since 2019, serving as the vice president of tourism. She was named to the Vermont Rising Stars Class of 2023. Before joining the Vermont Chamber, she was the executive director of the Stowe Area Association, Stowe’s destination marketing organization. With over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Spear is a dynamic and results-oriented professional with a proven track record of driving initiatives, engaging diverse stakeholders, and delivering successful outcomes. Committed to organizational excellence, Spear has worked with three chambers in Vermont and is currently earning her Institute for Organization Management designation, a four-year program for association leaders, with an expected graduation date of July 2024. She lives in Killington with her family and is an active community volunteer.

“I am honored to serve in this role, and I am excited to continue working with our talented team,” said Spear. “As incoming president, I am committed to ensuring that the Vermont Chamber continues to focus on its mission to advance the Vermont economy.”

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the president is responsible for setting the strategy and tone of the organization ensuring it remains the most influential non-partisan business organization in Vermont. Amy’s tenure will begin on July 1, 2024.

About the Vermont Chamber of Commerce

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to advancing the Vermont economy. Trusted by the businesses that make living, working, and thriving in Vermont possible, we prioritize collaboration and uphold the core values that define our state. As the preeminent not-for-profit business organization, we advocate, build community, and provide resources for businesses statewide.

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