Experienced non-profit, business consultant and community organizer Andrea H. Reay will assume the position of President/CEO of the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, it was announced Friday, Aug. 12.

Reay replaces Dena Guttridge, who left the position in July.

Ms. Reay was formerly the Executive Director of the Discover Burien Association, a position she held since 2013. She will assume her new position effective immediately.

“We are very excited to have Andrea aboard,” said Judy Coovert, Chairwoman of the Board. “She is a committed member of our community and brings a wealth of experience and talents to our fast growing region. She will work closely with our partners and members as we focus on providing opportunities for our members, promoting our communities, providing networking opportunities, representing the interests of business with government, and promoting sustainable business practices.”

“I am honored and humbled to have been chosen for this role,” Reay added. “I look forward to working with the board, staff, members and partners to further benefit our communities. We know that we are all stronger and better when we work together. The Chamber is committed to developing new and exciting ways for business professionals to network, showcase and promote their businesses, and provide training and educational opportunities. I look forward to also expanding our government advocacy work and partnership relationships.”

The Chamber invites all to join them at their luncheon from Noon – 1 p.m.on Tuesday, Aug. 16 where they’ll discuss how they’re working together as a region to grow our economy and the collaborative culture in our area with speakers Calvin Goings from the Small Business Administration, and Congressman Adam Smith.

The event will be held at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center.

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