August 24, 2017

The Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce has formed a Search Committee to identify, interview and, finally, recommend a candidate for the recently vacated President and CEO position. Members of the Search Committee are: 

Chair: Christine Baggerly with First Piedmont and Chamber Board Vice Chair
Gretchen Clark with Reynolds Clark and former Chamber Board Chair
John Daniel with Daniel Builders LLC and Chamber Board Immediate Past Chair
Bert Eades with Elkay Mfg and Chamber Board Chair
Paul Erwin with Chatham Veterinary Clinic and Chamber Chair-Elect
Charles Haynsworth III with Office Plus and former Chamber Board Chair
Martha Walker with Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension and former Chamber Board Chair 

The Chamber has selected Jorgenson Consulting, Inc. of Greensboro, NC to conduct a national search. Jorgenson has extensive experience in Chamber searches as well as community development and economic development searches.  Most recently, Jorgenson consulted with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership on their President and CEO search.

Todd Jorgenson, Managing Director and Principal, will visit with Chamber leadership, staff and regional partners the week of August 28th.  A Needs Assessment will be conducted, during which he will want to clearly understand the following: 

  • Expectations of the new President and CEO
  • Areas of potential growth within Danville Pittsylvania County
  • Challenges facing the County today and in the future
  • Organizational structure and the President and CEO’s role
  • Leadership approach, style, and expectations of the next President and CEO

The Search Committee would like to elicit input from Chamber members on the characteristics and experiences you desire of the next President and CEO. As a Chamber member, the Search Committee invites you to participate in a group input session with Todd Jorgenson on August 31st.  Members can take the survey and register for the session with Todd by clicking the link below.

Interested applicants are encouraged to email Jorgenson Consulting directly at :