Scott Wiggins is out as executive director of Angola Chamber
Friday Feb 24, 2017 11:33am
ANGOLA – The Angola Area Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday a change in leadership.
Scott Wiggins stepped down as executive director according to a news release from the Chamber Board.
Board Chair Don Marquardt stated that “the board has appreciated Wiggins’ leadership and enthusiasm and wishes him well in his future endeavors”.
Some are concerned that for over a decade there has been what they call “a revolving door of different people”.
Marquardt said that he can understand that concern, but the board's research shows that “executive director positions usually have high turnover rates”.
That is not the case in Bryan, Ohio or the LaGrange County Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber board appointed Gordon Cooper as the Interim Executive Director. Cooper was a member of the Steuben County Industrial Guild as well as a board member of the Steuben County Economic Development Corporation and the Steuben County United Way.
Marquardt confirmed that the Chamber is moving to The Enterprise Center from Intertech Park. Marquardt, who also serves on the Steuben County Economic Development Board, said he feels the move to The Enterprise Center is beneficial because the two agencies complement each other.
[Editor's Note: Intertech Park is owned by Swick Holdings, which is affiliated with Swick Broadcasting.]