Chamber director old and new

Terri Crain took over Maricopa Chamber of Commerce leadership on May 15.

MARICOPA — The Maricopa Chamber of Commerce has a new leader, though it's a familiar face.

The chamber announced Tuesday that Sara Troyer, who was named its executive director in March 2016, will have her last day at her position on May 12 before she takes a new job. She will become a program specialist at the College of DuPage Center for Entrepreneurship in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Taking Troyer’s place will be Terri Crain, who served in a leadership role at the chamber from 2006 to 2011, eventually becoming executive director. She left the top post in late 2010 to take a job as CEO of Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce in California.

According the to the chamber’s press release, Crain will be returning to live in Maricopa’s Rancho El Dorado community.

"The city of Maricopa is a great community full of passionate and committed people and I have always thought of it as home,” Crain said in the release. “I am looking forward to re-engaging with the business community and doing the good work of the chamber.”

Troyer, a Maricopa High School graduate, was named executive director last year as a 20-year-old Arizona State University student. The chamber release touted her successes, including a 12 percent growth in membership and an event attendance increase of 35 percent. According to the release, services for businesses also increased, including one-on-one help for members seeking to expand their digital presence.

"On behalf of the entire membership and the Board of Directors, we are so grateful for the time Sara spent with the chamber; she did a fantastic job,” said Chairman Chris Cahall in the release. “We are excited and looking forward to supporting Terri in her new position as our new executive director. The board is confident that Terri will continue to support our members and foster the relationship we have with the city into the future.

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