On behalf of 2017 Metro Chamber Board Chair Trish Rodriguez:
My Fellow Metro Chamber Members,
Today, I formally accepted Peter Tateishi’s resignation as President/CEO of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Peter’s term as President/CEO will go through December 31, 2017.
Three years ago, the board welcomed Peter into the Chamber family, with a goal of positioning and strengthening the Chamber for the future. His background in public policy and identifying innovations for membership recruitment in the construction industry made him the right choice to lead the Chamber.
During his time with us, Peter was charged with taking a critical look at Chamber programs and operations to build a more successful and complete experience for our members. Because of this effort, we have delivered on our mission to advocate for and support the growth of the business community by:
- Hosting sold-out Annual Dinners in 2016 and 2017;
- Representing our region at the federal level by leading the largest delegation in over a decade this past April in the Cap-to-Cap program’s 47-year history;
- Led the largest Study Mission in Chamber history with our recent visit to Austin;
- Refocusing our workforce development programs, leadership development, and internship offerings through our Metro Chamber Foundation; and
- Managing the Small Business Development Center, creating more than $32 million in total capital and starting more than 100 new businesses in the Region since December 2014.
Peter has certainly provided a strong foundation for our future, and we wish him the best as he moves forward to a new career opportunity.
We are also looking forward to working with our next Chamber leader to bring new ideas and opportunities into the organization and for the benefit of our members.
We are already working on identifying the best President/CEO for the Chamber’s future. Our goal is to have our top candidate identified by the end of the year, coinciding with Peter’s last day at the Chamber. We will be sharing specifics around the transition at our upcoming Annual Board Retreat on November 9-10, 2017.
Peter and I, along with our incoming board chair, Chris Delfino, and Second Vice-Chair, Alex Taghavian, will be working together closely throughout the next two months to ensure a smooth and successful transition.
We appreciate the dedication and leadership Peter has brought to the Chamber as we continue to advocate, support and grow business in the Capital Region.
2017 Chair, Board of Directors
Sacramento Metro Chamber