Alexandra “Sandy” Rees, who was president and chief executive officer of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce for the last two years, left the organization abruptly March 14.
The rest of the chamber’s three staff members will carry on its day-to-day activities , including preparing for the Grand Spring Festival and Taste of San Marcos set for April 6 , until a new CEO is found, says chamber Chairman Rod Jones.
“We’ve got a strong group, so it will go on just fine,” said Jones, who says the chamber board will form a search committee in the near future. “I can’t tell you exactly how soon. We’re not going to rush into it, but it will be some time in the not too distant future.”
When asked the reason for Rees’ departure, Jones said: “I haven’t been responding to that question. We know why she left.”
Rees was named to her position in February 2006 after serving as the chamber’s director of development and marketing for a few months. Before that, she worked at Interfaith Community Services and a 3,500-member chamber in Tucson, Ariz.
, Ned Randolph