ACRA closes in on new leader |

ACRA closes in on new leader

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association is only days away from naminga successor to outgoing President Diane Moore, according to anofficial.Mike Otte, chairman of the Chamber’s board of directors, saidthis week that the interview committee has narrowed the fielddown from about a dozen candidates, many of whom were local residents.He said he could not say exactly how many candidates remain, orif the job had been offered to someone, but he conceded, “We’redown to the short list. We think we know the direction we’re going in.”He said the board expects to announce its final selection earlynext week, adding, “We would like to make it [the announcement]as soon as possible, but at this instant we’re not able to makeit.”When the name of the new president is released, Otte predicted,”We expect it to be a very positive announcement.”The board began searching for a replacement in late January, afterMoore announced in early January that she would be leaving.Moore is credited with rebuilding a feeling of credibility inthe organization and repairing its troubled relationships withlocal government.At the time of her announcement, Moore said she had no immediatejob prospects, but that she planned to stay in the Roaring ForkValley for the foreseeable future.

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