LONGMONT — The Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Scott Cook as its chief executive, replacing Bruce Partain who resigned in May as the chamber’s president and CEO.
Cook has been the chamber’s event and program director for the past 10 years. He has organized events including Unity in the Community, PEAK Manufacturing & Tech Expo and helped in the collaboration to form the Northwest Chamber Alliance with the Boulder and Broomfield chambers.
“The Longmont chamber is an organization I love because I believe wholeheartedly in our mission to advocate for businesses in a variety of ways,” Cook said in a prepared statement. “Looking to the future, we have a lot of work to accomplish. I’m asking the staff and board to join me in listening to the current needs of the business community and work together to find solutions.”
Michelle Brietzke, the chamber board’s chairwoman, said the board believes that the chamber will grow even stronger under Cook’s leadership.
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“I have always had excitement and passion for the work of the Longmont chamber, but now with Scott Cook assuming the role of CEO, I have a renewed energy in the leadership, ideas and implementation Scott will provide to the chamber, it’s staff and over 740 members,” Brietzke said.