Archive for Friday, April 18, 2008

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce chooses interim leader

April 18, 2008


A veteran of the city's banking industry has been selected to serve as the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce's interim president and CEO.

Chuck Warner was named as the organization's interim leader this morning by the Chamber's board of directors. Warner, who in December retired as president of US Bank's Lawrence operations, will serve while the chamber seeks a replacement for Lavern Squier, who resigned earlier this month.

Warner, who has degrees in business administration and law from Kansas University, will begin on Monday.

"I speak for our entire board and staff when I say how delighted and fortunate we are to have Chuck leading our organization in this time of transition," said Jim Otten, chair of the Chamber's board of directors. "We are blessed to have many wonderful and capable people in our community willing to help, and Chuck is among the very best."

Warner said in a released statement that the Chamber "is an organization I respect and am pleased and honored to be asked to help."

Warner worked for 38 years in the Lawrence banking industry before retiring. He's also held leadership positions in the United Way, Cottonwood Inc., the Lied Center and Douglas County Development Inc.


cato_the_elder 10 years, 1 month ago

Chuck Warner is a great choice for this position, and deserves all the support he can get. With Chuck's help, let's hire a new leader who has the ability to deal with the entire business community in a positive manner and bring new jobs to Lawrence.

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