New Albany News

New Albany chamber searching for new leader


The New Albany Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications from candidates hoping to replace Eileen Leuby, who resigned as president in August to become membership coordinator for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission.

Chamber board chairman Craig Fullen said the job has been posted but could not say how many resumes the chamber has received.

He said the chamber's goal is to hire someone by Nov. 1.

The position requires a bachelor's degree, five to 10 years of executive business experience; five years' experience with a nonprofit organization; experience serving on the board of a public, private or nonprofit board of directors; strong computer skills; and proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel.

The posting includes nine key responsibilities: long-range planning; advancing business interests of chamber members and the New Albany business community; promoting the role of the chamber in the community; guiding chamber committees; advising the chamber board on business developments; supervising all chamber staff; managing the chamber's finances; writing chamber communications; and creating chamber meeting agendas.

Leuby became president and executive director of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce in 1997.

Chamber members honored her Sept. 19.

Fullen said Leuby took the chamber from 25 members to its current 500 members.

Bill Ebbing, president of the New Albany Co., called her "a community treasure."