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Change of leadership at Brooklyn Chamber

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will say farewell to Presidentand CEO Carl Hum on January 31.

Hum has been with the chamber for over four years. In that time, hecounts among his achievements expanding the business advocacyorganization’s membership to over 1,000 and enrolling smallbusinesses in the commerce’s health insurance program.

In addition to enriching existing programs, Hum launched theNeighborhood Entrepreneurship Program, a job creation and economicdevelopment endeavor centered on particular communities.

Carl was an exceptional leader of the Brooklyn Chamber at anexceptional time of economic uncertainty for our borough andnation. He was an outspoken advocate for Brooklyn’s businesscommunity and more importantly, instituted vital financial andoperational efficiencies that will ensure the Chamber’s longevity,said Peter Meyer, chairperson of the Chamber’s board of directorsand president-NYC market of TD Bank.

Hum joined the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce with a diverse workbackground in government, economics and business, including havingbeen appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as the first director ofthe Mayor’s Office of Industrial and ManufacturingBusinesses.

In addition, Hum worked as a financial analyst for the New YorkCity Council and as chief of staff for Intergovernmental Affairs atthe New York City Department of Small Business Services.

Hum’s next role will be working under Governor Andrew Cuomo on theRegional Economic Development Council for New York City.

Hum looks back fondly upon his time spent at the commerce,remarking, It’s been a great honor to work with the Chamber boardand staff. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce has an unparalleledtrack record of serving the borough’s business community for overnine decades and will continue to do so for at least another 90years. I am proud and humbled to be part of that illustrioushistory.

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will be in the hands of VicePresidents Rick Russo, Jeanette Nigro and Dean Mohs while thesearch for a new president is conducted.

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