Ken Stallman, who’s led the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce since the summer of 2009, announced to members Monday night that he’s stepping down.
In an email, he said his last day would be April 15.
Stallman noted that he had initially committed to a three-year run with the Chamber and that he’s approaching his fourth anniversary.
“This will be my second retirement and probably my last fulltime job,” he wrote. He indicated he would like to continue to work short-term with owner-run businesses, chambers or other nonprofit organizations beginning later in the year. First, though, he said he’ll spend more time with his grandchildren and other family and escape the Houston heat by spending his summer in his native northern Wisconsin.
Mickey Blake, Chamber chair, praised Stallman’s leadership. “He worked to build our membership and our financial health,” she said Tuesday.
Blake said a search committee of the executive board has been formed to find a successor, and final candidates will be interviewed by the entire executive board.
In the meantime, she said, director of member services Jacob Milwee will serve as acting president and CEO.