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Crossville-Cumberland Chamber Moves to Next Phase In President Search

The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce will soon begin the next phase in searching for a new president.

Interim President Dave Rutherford said the Chamber will analyze applications that have been submitted over the next few weeks.

“It’s still under wraps,” Rutherford said. “I’ll start going through everything with the executive committee and… I would say probably within the next two to three weeks, we’ll start arranging for interviews.”

The Chamber had received at least five applications as of the application deadline Friday morning. Rutherford said the Chamber’s board of directors could have a candidate selected as early as next month.

“[We’re] probably looking at sometime in mid-August, so probably about 30 days out,” Rutherford said. “That’s pretty much what we had anticipated or what I told the Board when they brought me on board. If we were fortunate, we could probably have somebody on board within the next 90 days.”

The Chamber officially opened the application period June 14 nearly a month after the resignation of former president Brad Allamong. Rutherford was appointed to the interim president position to help find the chamber’s next leader.