The Board of Directors of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce is continuing the search for the Chamber’s next President & Chief Executive Officer, retaining Waverly Partners as its executive search firm. Waverly Partners is a national executive search firm and the preferred provider of executive search services of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Former Board Chair Cheryl Cuming will continue to serve as Chair of a six-member Search Committee that will work with Waverly Partners to identify qualified local, regional and national candidates.

“Waverly Partners consultant Eric Peterson met with our committee, with Chamber staff and with a variety of community leaders and representatives to develop a profile with the experience and leadership characteristics of our preferred candidate,” Cuming said. “Our committee is open to executives with backgrounds in chambers of commerce, business associations, other kinds of nonprofits, private sector or related experience with a commitment to our mission of business advocacy in SLO and this region.”  The profile can be viewed here.

The Chamber’s previous President & CEO, Ermina Karim, recently left the organization after more than 10 years of service, seven as CEO. Sandi Sigurdson, the Executive Director of Leadership San Luis Obispo, is serving as Interim CEO.

For more information, contact search consultant Eric Peterson at; all inquiries will be held in confidence.