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Chamber of Commerce welcomes new CEO 

Gina Fitzpatrick named Chief Executive Officer for Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce

Gina Fitzpatrick

Gina Fitzpatrick

– The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce announced that they have appointed Gina Fitzpatrick, to serve as the next Chief Executive Officer of the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce.

There were 26 applicants for the position and Fitzpatrick was amongst the top three that were invited for interviews. Eight current board members participated in interviews on Monday, June 23 and the hiring committee brought a unanimous recommendation to the board at its meeting on Thursday, June 25 where the board unanimously voted to offer Fitzpatrick the helm of the nearly 95-year-old chamber.

The chamber stated that Fitzpatrick has a passion and understanding for the needs of the City of Paso Robles and its business community that make her stand above the other qualified candidates for the CEO position. “We are thrilled to have Gina step into this position,” says Chairman of the Board of the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Dallas Mosier. “Her energy, skills and pure passion for Paso Robles are exactly what we needed in a CEO. She is ready to hit the ground running and we are certain she will be at each member’s doorstep in the near future.”

Fitzpatrick is very familiar with Paso Robles having served as the Vice President/Branch Manager at Heritage Oaks Bank in Paso Robles for the last nine years. She has served as the Co-Chair of the Paso Robles Chamber Commerce on the Economic Development Advisory Council for the past two years.

Other community involvement includes but is not limited to:

  • Stronger Futures Foundation
  • Paso Robles Main Street Association Economic Restructuring Committee
  • Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce Women in Business
  • Rotary International
  • San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau
  • California Cattlemen’s Association

 

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce into an exciting future of growth and strength. As our members continue to face a rapidly changing business world, their chamber will be there with the needed resources, support, and leadership. I will leverage my heritage as a 5th generation member of this community and my executive business experience to re-enforce the chamber’s role as a leader in the community and the advocate for business.” said Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick will begin on July 8, and will have the opportunity to meet the chamber’s members and partners at the annual North County Mixer, featuring the Paso Robles, San Miguel, Templeton, and host Atascadero Chambers, on Thursday July 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Spring Hill Suites by Marriott, 900 El Camino Real, Atascadero.

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