Mesquite’s business community will see a bit of a change starting at the end of March as current Interim/Acting CEO Julie Stoltz submitted her resignation to the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at their meeting Monday. Stoltz has been the Acting CEO since Vicky Walter left in October 2014.
“When I took the Acting CEO position, it was with the understanding that I would stay until tax season started,” she said in her letter. “That time has come and I am hereby giving a 30 day notice.”
Stoltz has stated that she will remain working at the Chamber in her current position on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through March 27. By that time, the Chamber Board will need to find another qualified candidate.
In her short time as Acting CEO, Stoltz has reorganized the accounting files of the chamber as well as nailing their recent move to a new office space in above the Bank of Nevada, saving the chamber thousands of dollars every year. She also played an important role to the implementation of the Chamber’s new website that offers its members more options.
Ken Cook, the new Chairman of the Board for the Chamber, told the Mesquite Local News Tuesday that “we appreciate the help and time she has put into the Chamber. She’s helped with the relocation and getting the books in order, something that was desperately needed.”
Cook went on to say that the Chamber Board will need to look at the whole operation and see what it is the Chamber needs to exist. “We need to take a hard look at our financial situation and determine what we can afford.”
The board will have to make their decisions quickly to fill the position, whatever that position may entail. In her letter, Stoltz requested to be on the hiring committee because she knows what the job is and can assist in helping finding the right person to handle it.
Cook did not confirm that Stoltz will be on the committee and said that it would “be the board’s decision.”
“2015 is going to be a transformational year for the Chamber,” he said. “We will need to see what kind of operational efficiencies of the office are and its relationship to the board and implementing the board’s goals and objectives.”
After Stoltz’s last day, she will remain on the board until the end of her elected term, which is in December of 2016.