Former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland has been named the new President & CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. She succeeds Maud Daudon who held the post for nearly the past six years.
In addition to serving eight years as mayor, Strickland has served as Vice-Chair of the Sound Transit board and has held management positions with the American Cancer Society, Starbucks Coffee Company and JayRay Communications in Tacoma. Her Master’s Degree in Business Administration is from Clark-Atlanta University. She begins her new job the week of February 19.
Strickland said she believes in nurturing a strong business community and noted that Seattle businesses generate more than 50 percent of tax revenue for the general fund.
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