March 8th, 2022 – For Immediate Release
|Debi Mollahan||Michelle Cheney|
(Tigard, Oregon) – After an exhaustive search, the Tigard Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce they have selected Barbara Burkart, MBA, as their next CEO. Barbara will replace current CEO, Debi Mollahan, beginning on March 21st, 2022. A one month transition between the outgoing and incoming CEO’s is planned.
Michelle Cheney, Tigard Chamber Board Chair, stated “The hiring committee is very excited about the skills Barbara brings to the table and we look forward to how she will lead the Tigard Chamber to its next level of benefit and impact for the Tigard business community and members. Her 25 years of business experience and over 10 years of leadership experience position her well to not only lead the organization, but also understand the needs and challenges of our businesses. She has a proven track record of building vision, identifying strategic initiatives and leading teams to increase profitability. We are looking forward to continued transformation and growth of the Tigard Chamber under her leadership.”
Barbara is an accomplished business executive. Her previous employment in management and senior leadership positions include companies such as Johnson & Johnson, VWR, Henry Schein, OHSU and most recently her own consulting firm, DrOOrG LLC. Barbara holds a BS in Business Administration from California State University-Fresno, an MBA in International Business & Finance from Marylhurst University and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.
Barbara as incoming CEO stated “ l am incredibly honored to represent and go to work for the Tigard business community. Thriving businesses are not only the backbone of our community but are the rising tide that lifts all boats.”
You can learn more about the Tigard Chambers’ new leader on her LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbarajburkart/
About the Tigard Chamber of Commerce
Mission – Building & Connecting Businesses, Growing Leaders and Shaping Our Community
Vision – Business + Community = Prosperity, Vibrancy & Diversity