The Tigard Chamber of Commerce has been led by an interim chief executive officer for the past five months, and evidently, the organization likes what it has seen.
Megan De Salvo, who took over as interim CEO in October 2022, has been officially named as the Tigard Chamber’s new CEO in a permanent capacity.
The hiring was announced Wednesday, March 8.
In a statement, board chair Michelle Cheney said it was a “unanimous decision” to keep De Salvo on.
“Megan has already demonstrated her commitment to the Tigard business community and her ability to effectively lead the chamber,” Cheney said. “We are confident in her ability to continue to drive the chamber’s mission forward and support the growth and success of our local businesses and community members.”
De Salvo has been a chamber board member for the past nine years and is a past board chair, according to the chamber.
The Tigard Chamber has not had stable leadership since the retirement of its longtime chief executive, Debi Mollahan, last spring. Barbara Burkart was hired to succeed Mollahan, but she left the chamber abruptly in October.
De Salvo stepped in at that point. She will now have the chance to lead the chamber for the foreseeable future.
“I am honored to be selected as the next CEO of the Tigard Chamber of Commerce,” said De Salvo in a statement. “I look forward to continuing to work with our members, elected officials and the Tigard community to support and promote local business growth and success.”
De Salvo will continue to be an owner of Edge One Media while serving as a full-time chief executive at the Tigard Chamber of Commerce, according to the announcement.
De Salvo was named the Tigard Chamber’s CEO Shooting Star in 2016, an honor bestowed for her work on the chamber’s marketing and rebranding campaign last decade.
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