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Head of Brooklyn Chamber to step down in May

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Andrew Hoan will step down from his position in May, the business group announced on Monday, March 5.

The move, the Chamber said, is based on Hoan’s family plans to relocate outside of the New York City region.

“Andrew has been an incredible leader for the Chamber – strengthening programs, growing membership, overseeing an amazing Centennial celebration – and most importantly has left the Chamber even stronger,” the group said in a statement. “The Chamber remains a vibrant, fiscally strong organization with an outstanding management and staff.”

“Thanks to our Executive team and Board, as well as our dynamic Chamber staff and, of course, our members, the Chamber is well on its way to executing its overall strategic plan,” added Board Chair Denise Arbesu. “Finally, as a result of Andrew’s leadership and the depth of management experience of the Chamber staff, I am pleased to report that all of our planned programming and events have been scheduled through the end of 2018. I have no doubt that these activities will be flawlessly executed.”

Hoan took the helm from the Chamber’s longtime head Carlo Scissura at the end of 2016. He was previously the group’s vice president and chief of staff.

The Brooklyn Chamber, founded in 1918, is the largest and fastest-growing Chamber of Commerce in all of New York.

“We greatly appreciate Andrew’s leadership and all that he has done and, on a personal level, will miss his enthusiasm,” the group’s statement concluded. “We wish him and his family nothing but success in the future.”

The search for the prez’s replacement will begin immediately.

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