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Norman Chamber hires Waverly Partners, LLC to conduct CEO search

on January 12, 2017

Norman Chamber hires Waverly Partners, LLC to conduct CEO search

The Norman Chamber of Commerce has contracted Waverly Partners, LLC of Lawrence, Kansas to conduct the search for a new President and CEO of the Norman Chamber of Commerce.

The search is expected to take about 12 weeks and will include a regional search.

Waverly Partners is a nationwide executive search firm. They have a stellar national reputation of service to chambers of commerce and economic development organizations. They will work in direct partnership with the Norman Chamber Board of Directors.

The American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), the national organization for chamber leaders, has designated Waverly Partners as the preferred provider of executive search services; they are the only firm in the country to have earned this distinction.

“We have great faith in Waverly Partners to help guide the Chambers Search committee and Board of Directors through this process,” Curtis McCarty, Chamber Board Chair said. “Waverly has extensive background in Chamber of Commerce Executive Searches and will bring us the best candidate that is available for the job. The new CEO will be the face and voice for the Chamber as we advocate on behalf of Norman businesses.”

The CEO reports to a Board of Directors and is ultimately responsible for coordination of the Program of Work, organizational structure and procedures, motivation of volunteers, financial management, maintenance of membership and member services, training and supervision of staff, interpretation of policy and maintenance of facilities.

The minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree preferred; plus five years of professional work experience with at least five years of executive-level responsibilities. Experience in Chamber or Economic Development organizations is preferred but not required.

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates are invited to access the Chamber web site at and should submit a resume with three references to All correspondence will be confidential.

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