TROY – After just eight months on the job, Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce President Michael O’Sullivan abruptly resigned, Thursday, citing “personal reasons.”
Kate Ollier, the chamber’s director of member engagement and business development, will serve as interim president until a permanent president is named. Ollier has been at the chamber since 2009.
“We wish Mike well in his future pursuits and thank him for his time as chamber president,” said chamber chamber Board of Directors Chairman Michael DiAcetis. O’Sullivan was appointed to the chamber position in January 2016, following the departure of long-time president Linda Hillman, who served in the position for 15 years.”
It’s unclear what O’Sullivan was making at the chamber, but according to financial statements filed with the IRS, Hillman had a base salary of $159,889 with $16,919 in other compensation in 2014.
O’Sullivan was the publisher at The Record and Saratogian newspapers before getting hired by the chamber.
“With a solid strategic plan in place – one that guides the organization daily – and an exemplary staff and board of directors, I am confident that our membership will continue to be served well and will see no disruption in our programs and events during this transition period,” said DiAcetis in a press release distributed by Jo Ann LeSage Nelson, of Pierce Communication.
More information as it becomes available.