Prince Frederick, MD – The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced on Monday the appointment of William R. Chambers as President/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, effective March 16.

Chambers has 35 years of experience as a professional manager, a proven track record of working collegially with business leaders, elected officials and officials of association and governing bodies. He has served as Executive Director of the Arts Council of Calvert County since 2012 and General Manger of The Show Place Arena and Prince George’s Equestrian Center from 1979 to 2011.  Chambers has demonstrated his ability to develop profitable partnerships and forming alliances. 

Chambers said “In accepting this position I see the challenges as membership retention, finding the balance for small, medium and large businesses in meeting our mission to educate, advocate and connect business. We also need to create opportunities for our young vibrant members.”

The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce is committed to serving the business community of Calvert County by providing non-partisan, and focused leadership on both the county and state level.  Key to providing this leadership is having exceptional staff who can carry out the Chamber’s mission of being the trusted voice for the Calvert County Chamber.  

“We are excited and pleased that after careful and extended deliberation, our Board voted unanimously to appoint a Calvert County Business Leader as the new President/CEO of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce” said Lillie Mattingly, chair of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce.

Mattingly expressed appreciation to Joan Hatfield, interim president/CEO, for providing professional leadership for the last four months.  Hatfield said “I am proud to pass the baton to Bill Chambers knowing the Chamber is financially sound, membership driven, and lead by an outstanding Board of Directors.”