A few weeks ago, it was announced that Kithio Mwanzia was stepping away from the Guelph Chamber of Commerce after four years of looking out for Guelph business interests. But with the Mwanzia era now over, it’s time for the interim era of Amy Kendall to begin.
On Wednesday, Amy Kendall was announced as the Interim CEO of the Guelph Chamber. The Board of the Directors for the Chamber will undertake a search for a permanent new CEO and President, but in the meantime, Kendall will captain the ship.
“Amy brings a wealth of experience, having served on numerous Chamber of Commerce Boards, and leading our Board as Chair,” said Melanie Lang, the Chair of the Board of the Directors in a press statement.
Mwanzia agrees that Kendall’s skills and experience will be an asset in his old gig.
“After serving over a decade in the Chamber network, it is time for a change, I was thrilled that my final station in the network was here in Guelph,” said Mwanzia. “It has been a true pleasure working with dedicated volunteers on our Board of Directors and a talented team within the Chamber of Commerce office to serve the Guelph business and surrounding community.”
Mwanzia’s last day as the President and CEO of the Guelph Chamber was Tuesday. The Chamber says it’s embarking on a “new and ambitious strategic plan,” which is why Mwanzia said he’s chosen this moment to step away from his post.