Steigleder leaving Chamber post

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]

Longtime Maysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Vicki Steigleder has announced her retirement.

In a letter addressed to Chamber Board Chair Gerry Schumacher, Steigleder said she will be leaving her post on June 30.

“I have truly enjoyed working for the Chamber for the last 16 1/2 years and the opportunities afforded me to work with a variety of businesses and their employees,” Steigleder said.

Steigleder said in the letter that she and her husband, Steve, are ready to enter a new phase of their lives.

“Steve and I are ready to move on to the next chapter in our lives and plan to move to Texas where we can be closer to our children and grandchildren,” Steigleder said.

“It has been a privilege to represent Maysville and Mason County on many levels,” she said. “I know that the many friendships I have made will last well into the future.”

Schumacher said Steigleder will certainly be missed.

“We are at once delighted and disheartened to announce that Vicki Steigleder is retiring effective June 30, 2020. Vicki has been a tremendous leader for the Maysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce. She has brought the Chamber up to the 21st Century with her tireless works and efforts,” he said.

Schumacher said the Chamber’s board of directors will meet to begin the search for a new executive director.

“The executive team will meet soon to get a list of candidates to review,” he said. The goal is to fill the position so someone is ready to step in quickly upon Steigleder’s retirement.

As they begin the search, Schumacher acknowledged that Steigleder leaves big shoes to fill

“Vicki has done a great show,” he said. “We’re gong to miss her.”

With her retirement nearly six months in the future, Steigleder said she still has goals for her tenure at the Chamber,.

“I still have things that I want to accomplish in the first six months of 2020 and look forward to working with you all,” she said in her letter.

Mary Ann Kearns

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