Anne Miranda has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce effective November 1, 2012, the Chamber has announced.
Miranda, who served a little more than two years in the position, told the organization's board of directors she wanted to focus her energy on family in the Sacramento area.
"Anne has made a valuable contribution to the Chamber and the wider Mesquite community during her tenure," board chairman Karen Fielding said in a statement. "Her passion and energy will be missed. We wish her every success in her new endeavors.”
Fielding, who will oversee the day-to-day operations at the Chamber of Commerce until a replacement is found, said she looks forward to building on programs that Miranda designed to strengthen business cooperation in Mesquite.
Miranda took over at the Chamber in July of 2010 and has brought a hands-on approach to building businesses in Mesquite. “Meeting one-on-one with business owners has been extremely rewarding.” Said Miranda.
“Our city has taken a beating during the recession; with budgetary cutbacks, closing businesses and a reduction in population. The Chamber is in a great position to continue to support businesses with new and improved programs. We feel like we have a niche in this market and we feel we can make changes," Miranda said. "The challenge is where to focus the energy with laser precision to get the results we need and I am confident those challenges will be met with enthusiasm by our talented Chamber board of directors.”