Greater Muscat Chamber of Commerce selects the new President and CEO

The Board of Directors of the Greater Muscat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GMCCI) announced, Thursday, the selection of a new Chairman and CEO. The President and CEO are responsible for implementing a plan to meet the following strategic directions of GMCCI:

  • Business and advocacy services
  • Talent development and workforce development
  • Business Expansion and Employment
  • Activate the trade lane
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Tourism and Marketing

The position became available with the resignation of Erik Reader, GMCCI said in a press release. Rider has moved on to another opportunity after serving in this role for two years.

GMCCI conducted a nationwide public search that included the support of two recruitment firms. The board didn’t need to look far in the end, the ideal candidate was right in Muscatine. The Board of Directors is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Brad Park, as the incoming President and CEO of GMCCI.

Bark has been devoted to Muscatine since he moved here in 2007, says the press release. He had a successful chiropractic clinic and also worked on renovating additional buildings downtown. He sees the potential in the people and other assets of Muscatine and is excited to work with others to realize Muscatine’s full potential.

Park will be a busy person as he is currently the mayor of Muscatine. Park said of taking over the two roles,

“I recognize that serving in these two positions offers some unique opportunities and some unique challenges. I plan to work through any challenges by staying true to my approach of always listening to what people have to say and working to find common ground.”

As the mayor, Park is a non-voting member of the Muscat City Council. However, should any conflict of interest arise between the City Council and GMCCI’s business, Mayor Bark will exercise the ability to step aside himself.

Gage Huston, Chairman of the GMCCI Board of Directors commented in the press release,

“Brad has demonstrated a strong commitment to making Muscatine great. He is someone with a good vision and excellent relationship building skills and those talents will serve GMCCI and our members well in the years to come. The current GMCCI employees are doing many great things and I look forward to working with Brad to continue building on This past success. Many people in Muscat, including business owners, have reached out to the Board of Directors to express their support for Park’s candidacy. His collaboration, great people skills and passion for his hometown have been highlighted many times.”

Brad joins a talented team at GMCCI that includes interim CEO, Rebecca Poulsen, Hannah Howard, and Dina Ferreira. Park said of the GMCCI team,

“I am very excited to join the GMCCI team. I have been very impressed with the work that my current employees have done over the past two years, and I am eager to work closely with them to serve Muscatine and our members.”

Park is expected to begin his new duties at GMCCI on July 6. The GMCCI Board of Directors hopes the community will join them in welcoming Brad into this new role.

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