Bellingham Chamber accepting resumes for new CEO

The board of directors of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry announced it will begin accepting resumes for a new, permanent, CEO.

The chamber’s former president and CEO, Ken Oplinger, left the position in May. Oplinger is now president and CEO of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Bill Gorman of Gorman Publicity in Bellingham has filled an interim executive role since Oplinger’s departure.

“The board is committed to strengthening the chamber’s future and embrace its important role in supporting the business community and our local economy,” said Kathy Herndon, the board’s co-chair, in a news release.

Resumes can be sent to before Nov. 30.

For more information, contact the chamber at 360-734-1330, or visit


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