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Paso Robles Chamber hires interim CEO 

Zoe Taylor

Zoe Taylor

PASO ROBLES – Zoe Taylor will lead the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce as an interim president and CEO.

“We are very happy to have Zoe Taylor and her expertise joined with the staff to assist in a smooth transition, as Mike Gibson begins his journey into retirement,” said Debbie Belmore, Chairman of the Board or the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce.

“We are excited to use Zoe’s talents and expertise to assist us in continuing a strong foundation and take the Paso Robles Chamber to an even higher level of commitment and strength within the local business community. It is our desire to create new and exciting ways to increase the overall value to the Paso Robles community,” Belmore said.

Taylor officially assumed the role of interim president and CEO on October 1st 2013. Taylor has 30 plus years of experience as a chamber professional after serving 28 years as a full time executive, 14 years in Ventura, 8 years in Burbank and 6 years in Pico Rivera. She is now assisting chambers in transition of leadership and just finished 10 months as interim CEO in Santa Barbara.

Paso Robles is Taylor’s fifth chamber since her retirement from the Ventura Chamber in December of 2009. In addition to Santa Barbara, Taylor has assisted Kingman-Arizona, Huntington Beach and Manhattan Beach.

Taylor said “I am looking forward to helping the board in the transition. It is great to follow a strong leader like Mike Gibson. Building on the strong foundation built by Mike and the Board leadership-this transition is a great opportunity for the Chamber. I know the membership and community wish Mike and Jeanne the very best.”

“The addition of Zoe Taylor as interim CEO of the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce is a strategic move by the board,” said Danielle Fresca, Chair Elect for the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce. “Zoe’s years of experience in exactly this role allows the chamber to go through its due diligence in vetting and hiring the next CEO. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Zoe and continue to focus on the growth of local businesses.”

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