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Randy Peers, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance president and CEO, resigns

Randy Peers, president and CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, introduces a new tiered membership system earlier this year. (File photo)

Randy Peers, president and CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, introduces a new tiered membership system earlier this year. (File photo)

Randy Peers has resigned as president and CEO of The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance.  Peers’s resignation was accepted by the alliance’s board of directors at a meeting on July 9, according to a press release.

The resignation was the result of a mutual decision between the board and Peers, who served as president and CEO for two and a half years.  The resignation will enable Peers to pursue other opportunities, according to the alliance, known as GRCA.

“We thank Randy for his contributions to the GRCA’s success during his two and a half years leading the organization,” said Dan Langdon, chairman of the GRCA’s board of directors. “The entire GRCA Board wishes Randy and his family well as he pursues future opportunities.”

During his tenure as GRCA’s leader, Peers oversaw the initial integration of three entities – the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Greater Berks Development Fund, and the Greater Reading Economic Partnership – into the GRCA, and created several new initiatives focusing on small-business development and Latino outreach.

The GRCA board has appointed Ed Swoyer, president of the Greater Berks Development Fund, and Pamela Shupp, executive vice president and COO of the GRCA, to serve as interim co-CEOs of the alliance.

The GRCA declined to comment further at this time.

The GRCA works to assist Berks County companies to retain, expand and grow their operations, and to attract new business to Berks County.

Dawn Ouellette Nixon
Dawn Ouellette Nixon is a career journalist who believes that good journalism can change the world. As the health care reporter, she covers everything from small town medicine to big pharma. You can also find her chasing a good business story in Berks County. She can be reached at dnixon@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, extension 4118.

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