Granville resident Trish Newcomb has been named interim executive director of the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce.

Granville resident Trish Newcomb has been named interim executive director of the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The position became available after the recent resignation of Maggie Barno, who served as executive director for six years.

The GAAC Board of Directors announced its decision to hire Newcomb at a Nov. 6 board meeting. She will begin the interim position at the end of November.

Newcomb has been involved with the Chamber for five years, as a member and committee volunteer, then as a board member. During her three-year term, she served on the Executive Committee.

She has been the marketing manager at McDonald & Woodward Publishing for 10 years. Newcomb also owns a small home-based business.