Prince Frederick, MD – The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Robert “Bob” Carpenter will join the Chamber as president and CEO. In this role, Carpenter will be responsible for executive leadership of the chamber as well as execution of strategic initiatives in support of the chamber’s mission to be the influential voice of business by promoting the business community and its members.

“Bob is a well-respected member of our community, and we’re confident he’ll be a great asset to the Calvert County Chamber and its members,” said Frank Smith, board chair.  “I am positive he is the right person for the job and will continue the chamber’s positive momentum to promote economic vitality and improvement in the business climate in our County.  We are very excited to have Bob with us.”

Carpenter joins the Chamber with many years of leadership experience working with small and large associations, corporations and governmental bodies. He has served the community as a member of the Chesapeake Beach Town Council and serves on boards of various community organizations. He is a business owner and most recently worked as Executive Director for the Arts Council of Calvert County. Carpenter received a master of public administration from the University of California and an undergraduate degree in political science from California Polytechnic State University.

Carpenter will start at the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce June 1.