Chamber of Commerce names new executive director

By Sara Bruestle | Aug 13, 2014
Photo by: Paul Archipley Julie Martin (right) is the new executive director of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. She welcomes guests to an After-Hours Social in 2012 with Chamber President Jeanmarie Trapp (left).

Julie Martin is the new executive director of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce.

Martin served as interim executive director after Shannon McCarty resigned in May. She had been the chamber’s marketing manager and was promoted on Aug. 8.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to support the business community of Mukilteo as the executive director of the chamber,” she said. “I enjoy helping connect people and businesses and look forward to doing this in my new role.”

As she served as interim executive director, Martin realized that she wanted the position. She had the skills to do the job and enjoyed the new challenges she dealt with as director.

“She offers experience, enthusiasm and great vision in this role,” said Janet Hammerman, a member of the chamber board of directors. “We congratulate her on her new position and with her continued success at the chamber.”

The board of directors decided to make Martin the director and instead look to fill the marketing manager position.

“Julie has done an outstanding job and has all the qualifications necessary for the executive director position, so why waste everyone’s time, including potential candidates’, when we have the best candidate already working for us?” Hammerman said.

As executive director, Martin said she will continue to work with the mayor and city administration to serve as an advocate for the business community.

“We are in the beginning stages of a major tourism campaign,” she said.

Martin served as marketing manager for three years, working as a team with McCarty.

Prior to that, she worked as a development manager for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County and was an ambassador for the Everett Chamber of Commerce.

She graduated from Everett Community College with an associate degree in political science. She is also a graduate of Leadership Snohomish County.

The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce promotes business development and economic growth in the greater Mukilteo area. It works to build and maintain a business-friendly environment in the city.

The chamber office, at 4902 76th St. S.W., also serves as the Visitor Center of Mukilteo.

For more information, call 425-347-1456 or email mcc@mukilteochamber.org. Or go to the chamber’s website at www.mukilteochamber.org.

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