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Commerce Chenango announces new president and CEO

By Journal Staff


Kerri Green
Kerri Green

NORWICH, N.Y. — Commerce Chenango — an economic development, tourism promotion, and chamber of commerce organization for Chenango County — announced it has selected Kerri Green as its new president and CEO.

Steve Craig, the current president and CEO who has been with the nonprofit organization since August 2011, is set to retire later this year, Commerce Chenango said in a news release. Green will formally join Commerce Chenango on Aug. 12.

Green, a U.S. Army veteran, worked for more than a decade in sales and marketing at CDO Broadcasting (WCDO Radio) in Sidney. She was an active Commerce Chenango volunteer helping to develop programming, volunteering at numerous events, and working to help increase membership, serving as an ambassador, and even received the Commerce Chenango “Volunteer of the Year” award in 2011, the release stated.

Green has served on the Sidney Central School District Board of Education for over 12 years and is currently that board’s president. She is a past president and current director of the Sidney Chamber of Commerce; has served on the Delaware County and Otsego County Chamber boards; is a graduate of Leadership Delaware; and has worked on various committees to promote the local economy through programs, events, and advocacy.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to lead an amazing organization like Commerce Chenango,” Green said in the release. “I feel so honored that the Board has chosen me to continue the forward momentum of the county. I look forward to working closely with the business community, local organizations and our partners to achieve economic growth. We can do this by working together to grow our business profile, encouraging innovation, attracting and retaining a solid workforce and growth of programs that will positively impact the county.”

Green previously worked as the senior assistant to the president, assistant secretary to the board and coordinator of campus rentals & events at Hartwick College in Oneonta. During her tenure at Hartwick College, Green worked closely with the senior administration and the board of trustees on many projects and initiatives regarding board organization, policy creation, strategic planning, and program development, per the release.

Green resides in Sidney with her family.

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