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Chamber director resigns

November 21, 2002|BY CANDICE BOSELY

martinsburg@herald-mail.com

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Incoming members of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce's board of directors will be tasked with finding a new executive director, after former director Judy Faul resigned Oct. 31.

Faul said she left to pursue personal business interests.

When the 32-member board of directors meets in January, an executive committee will be in charge of finding Faul's replacement, said current board President Rebecca Linton. Linton's one-year term as president expires at the end of this year and a new president will take over in January.

Linton said it would be inappropriate for outgoing members to make an important decision - like selecting an executive director - just before they leave.

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Faul, who had been with the Chamber for about six years, operates the business Fabulous Faces in Fashion from her Martinsburg home. She is a fashion coordinator for Weekenders, a women's clothing company, and a beauty consultant for Mary Kay.

Faul said that since she began the endeavors in February, she intended to take them up on a more full-time basis eventually.

"I just decided to pursue these businesses sooner than planned," she said.

Although Faul will have to give up her position as Chamber representative on the Berkeley County Development Authority board, she plans to continue serving on advisory boards for James Rumsey Technical Institute and the Community and Technical College of Shepherd, she said.

The chamber's executive director interacts with businesses in the community and attends meetings and other functions, among other duties, Linton said.

Members of the Chamber's board of directors are volunteers. Terms for 10 members expire at the end of this year, while other terms expire in 2003 or 2004, according to the Chamber's Web site.

More than 400 businesses are Chamber members.

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