Mary Chapman, who has worked as the director of marketing for the Greater Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce since February of 2010, has left her position with the Chamber.
Chapman had been affiliated with the chamber since 1987 when the Queen Anne resident won the Miss Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce competition and the $500 college scholarship as a first prize.
Since then, she has volunteered her time with the chamber and filled many roles over the years. She joined the chamber’s board in September of 2009 and took on the part-time duties of the marketing director six months later.
“Part of my time with the chamber was volunteer work and part of my time was paid,” Chapman said. “The job became more of a time commitment than I was willing to make long-term.”
Chapman said she would continue to work at the investment advisory firm A.T. Lloyds Inc. and will remain a member of the Queen Anne Community Council and volunteer with the Queen Anne Cub Scouts. Otherwise, she plans to take some time off and spend more time with her family.
Chapman said she is proud of helping the chamber make progress in the last two years, including working to help it erase a $30,000 debt, merge with the Upper Queen Anne Merchants Association and secure financial grants from the City of Seattle.
“Helping to pull the chamber out of debt, that is something I’m very proud of,” Chapman said. “We also strengthened our relations with many organizations, including SIFF, the Uptown Alliance, Seattle Center, the Seattle Department of Transportation, and the Port of Seattle, just to name a few. I’m pleased that the chamber will continue the forward momentum with the community.”