Chamber to hire new president

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Lezley Brown

Lezley Brown, the current President/CEO of the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce announced to the Chamber Board of Directors Thursday, January 7, that she will be resigning her position at the Chamber in the middle of April. Brown told the Board, “These five years have been some of my favorite in all of my career.  I have met amazing people and learned more than I ever imagined I would.  I want, very much, to be helpful in this transition.  When I joined the Chamber team five years ago, I walked in completely wild-eyed and excited.  You need to look for someone with that excitement.  That excitement and love for the Chamber is what gets me through the hardest days here.  I can’t wait to see who you will choose next to carry out the big dreams of our wonderful Chamber, and I can’t wait to see the big things that are destined to happen in our community.”

Rusty Posey, current Chairman of the Chamber Board, replied with the following statement: “We are incredibly proud of the job Lezley has done as President of the Chamber of Commerce in the last five years. Her infectious personality and visionary leadership have taken the Chamber to new heights. In those five years, with her leadership, we have relocated the Chamber offices to the Square, started our Grow-n-Go program for new businesses, and celebrated the 50th Stew Contest with our biggest Stew ever. We are grateful for these five years and believe we are poised and ready for continued success.

The Chamber is currently accepting applications for the President/CEO position.  A job description and list of qualifications can be found on the Chamber Facebook page and on the Chamber website.  Additionally, interested applicants may call the Chamber at (903) 885-6515 to receive these documents via email.  All applications, resumes, and cover letters must be received at the Chamber by Friday, Feb. 12 at noon to be considered.  Application packets may be submitted via email to, or by mailing them to 110 Main Street in Sulphur Springs.