Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce appoints new CEO  

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The word interim  has been stripped from Stephanie Immelman’s title.

Immelman is now the permanent CEO of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The board of directors selected Immelman to continue in the role at the end of September.

“I’m proud of what this new team and I have already accomplished the past four months,” Immelman said. “Our new hires, Angelica Vasquez and Kristopher Fisher, are already making waves, membership has increased dramatically, and the Chamber has re-engaged in a big way with the Delray community. We can’t wait to do more.”

The selection of Immelman caps a search process focused on selecting a results-driven leader to drive change management, mission fulfillment and operational outcomes to maximize the value the Chamber provides to its membership. The choice was made after the search committee considered the qualifications and experience of over 240 qualified applicants.

“After an extensive search for a new CEO of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to have selected Stephanie Immelman,” said Bill Branning, Chairman. “Stephanie has an energetic leadership style. This combined with experience in non-profit and for-profit management positions makes Stephanie uniquely qualified to lead the Delray Chamber.”

Immelman was the former Executive Director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative and she has extensive business experience at Fortune 500 companies both in the USA and Europe. She has held senior marketing positions at Continental Airlines and AT&T and worked in the corporate finance department of Global Crossing focusing on international mergers and acquisitions.

November will be another packed month at the Chamber with the West Business Expo at the Big Apple Shopping Bazaar on Nov. 6, Wine, Women and Wisdom at the new Courtyard Marriott on Nov. 14 and the Legislative Lunch at La Cigale on Nov. 26.