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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Starting this January, Condo-World’s Alex Husner will lead the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) Board of Directors as the newly elected chair. Husner is serving her second term on the board and in 2021, joined the board’s Executive Committee as the Marketing Council Chair.
“I’m honored to be elected board chair during a time when the Grand Strand is experiencing such exponential growth not just in terms of our booming population of full-time residents and swell of visitors to our beaches, but also with the overall progress the Grand Strand is experiencing. It’s a very promising time for the Myrtle Beach area and I look forward to leading the chamber’s efforts through these advancements,” Husner said.
In addition, Husner thanked current Board Chair Billy McGonigal of Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort for his leadership. “Billy took on the challenges we faced from the pandemic this year and directed the Chamber as it worked to support the evolving needs of our business community,” she said.
As the chief marketing officer for Condo-World, Husner has led the company’s strategic marketing and business development efforts since 2009 and helped to transform the local vacation rental business into a nationally recognized condo marketing and technology enterprise that now sits at the forefront of a highly competitive market.
In addition to electing Husner, the MBACC board appointed eight new board members during its October meeting. The following will formally join the board in January and serve a three-year term: Kristin Call, Associate General Manager, Myrtle Beach Pelicans; Dr. Jessica Greene, Owner, Next Level Behavioral Health and Wellness; Ross Martin, President, Coral Beach Resort; Patrick Norton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Brittain Resorts and Hotels; Chris Shroff, General Manager, Avista/Seaside Resorts; Mil Servant, Broker-In-Charge, Surfside Realty; Todd Setzer, CEO, A&I Fire and Water Restoration; and Carla Schuessler, Chief Operating Officer, Complete Legal Defense Team.
“To have such a diverse and knowledgeable group of local businesspeople joining the chamber board is truly an asset to our entire community,” said MBACC President and CEO Karen Riordan. “These new members will unite with our existing board to further strengthen our business community, providing an enhanced quality of life for all of our residents.”
Sixteen members will remain on the board next year as their terms continue through 2022 or 2023. The MBACC board is made up of volunteers who are nominated and elected by chamber members to serve three-year terms. For more information on the current board members or on joining the chamber, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com.
About Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau:
Since 1938, the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) has stood as the unified voice of the Grand Strand's business community — serving Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Loris, Atlantic Beach, Carolina Forest, Conway, Aynor, Socastee, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded MBACC its five-star accreditation — one of only a few chambers in South Carolina to earn this distinction. The Myrtle Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and its destination marketing arm Visit Myrtle Beach promote tourism through various partnerships and initiatives to advance the economic success of the Grand Strand. For more information, visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com, MyrtleBeachAreaCVB.com and VisitMyrtleBeach.com.
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