The Mansfield Area Chamber of Commerce will soon be looking for a new leader. Chamber president Amanda Miller announced last week that she would be leaving this month.I was presented with an offer I couldnt refuse, said Miller, who says she will be the manager of corporate communication and government affairs for a large industrial company in Dallas. Miller declined to name the company because the firm has not announced her hiring yet, she said. Miller took the Mansfield chamber post 18 months ago and has instituted some new programs, including enhanced networking opportunities through Mansfield Connects and Chamber Business University, which begins this month.I am going to remember the people here, Miller said. Everyone was welcoming to me and the positive changes the chamber wanted to make.The chambers executive board will meet Oct. 8 to calculate their next move, said Dan Phillips, chairman of the chamber board.We havent made definite plans yet, he said. Were getting together to get our priorities in place and work on transition planning. As far as I know, we will be doing a search.He was not happy to hear that Miller was leaving, Phillips said.Weve been really pleased in the progress we have made since she came here, he said. The chamber will miss her definitely. She has been an incredible asset.Before taking the post at the Mansfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Miller spent almost two years working in membership with the trade association, Meeting Professionals International. Previously, she had spent five years as the president of the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce.Her last day at the Mansfield post will be Oct. 11, Miller said.
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