Bolingbrook Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michael Carpanzano has resigned to pursue a new opportunity in the private sector, the chamber announced Thursday.
Carpanzano accepted a regional director of sales position with PT Solutions and will remain in the Bolingbrook and Will County area.
Carpanzano's had been executive director for 17 months, serving the Bolingbrook chamber's 600 members, His accomplishments include increasing the chamber's communication reach to businesses, residents, and government through email marketing and social media, as well as the chamber's visibility at community and local nonprofit events, the chamber said in a release.
"Michael has done good things for our chamber," said Mir Ali, chairman of the chamber's board of directors and director of operations for The Shamrock Companies. "During his time as executive director, Carpanzano has been an advocate for businesses of all sizes spurring economic growth in Bolingbrook while cultivating vital relationships throughout the region. We wish him well in his future endeavors."
Carpanzano intends to stay on during the hiring process for a new director to ensure a smooth transition.
"It has been a privilege to serve the chamber as executive director as well as the Bolingbrook community," said Carpanzano. "Leading this member-driven organization has been one of the best experiences of my lifetime. I believe in the power of community and that every single member is important and moreover, the collaborations between business and community as they play a vital role together in our overall success."
A search committee is being formed and the process to find Carpanzano's replacement will begin immediately. Application information will be posted on the Chamber's website next week as well as other outlets.