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Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce welcomes David Merhib as president and CEO

Published on Monday, November 19, 2018

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David Merhib is the new president and CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

David Merhib is the new president and CEO of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announced Monday the hiring of David Merhib as its new president and CEO. Merhib has served as the president and CEO of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce in Brookings, SD for the past four years.

 “I am looking forward to leading the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce and working with the Board of Directors, Chamber staff and Chamber membership,” Merhib said. “My goal is to keep the Chamber relevant through new and existing programs and initiatives that impact the business community as well as develop and create opportunities for business growth throughout the Greater Greer area.” 

 Merhib will join the Chamber on Jan. 28 and his wife and four children will join him at the end of May.

 “We are excited to welcome David as our president and CEO Chamber Chairman Mikelle Porter said. “His leadership, experience, and accomplishments as the president and CEO of the Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce is evidence of his passion for Chamber work, business growth, and community support.”

 During his tenure with the Brookings Area Chamber, Merhib has been instrumental in the leadership of creating a Downtown Business District Committee through a partnership with the Brookings City government. In addition, Merhib was responsible for the implementation of two organizational multi-year strategic plans, the creation of a tiered dues benefit structure for members, and the establishment of public policy statements for the business community.

 Prior to his tenure with the Brookings Area Chamber, Merhib spent 15 years in the museum field, with his last position being held at the Visual Arts Center in the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science.

 He holds a master's degree in Educational Administration from South Dakota State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Arts History from the University of Oregon. Merhib is also a graduate of the Institute of Organizational Management from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 “The search committee completed a nation-wide search and feels as though we have selected the person who not only has the necessary skills and background, but also will be a great fit for our community,” said Search Committee Chair Larry Wilson.

 

 

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