The Sacramento Metro Chamber has named a new, permanent CEO: consulting firm owner Amanda Blackwood.
Blackwood is currently owner and managing partner of Sacramento-based OE Consulting Group. She will succeed the Metro Chamber’s interim president and CEO Darrell Teat on May 1, the chamber announced Tuesday.
“We are experiencing a time of major growth, energy and a desire for progress,” Blackwood said in a news release. “Many feel, including me, that the time is now to embrace our future strategically and with thoughtful intention.”
At OE Consulting Group, founded in 2014, Blackwood oversaw a company that worked with businesses and nonprofit groups on talent management and business process changes. Before OE, she had roles as chief development officer for Elevation Entertainment Group and as chief financial officer for Folsom Asset Management Inc.
Blackwood was one of the Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honorees in 2016.
Blackwood is also a past president and current board member for the Citrus Heights Chamber of Commerce, a committee chair for Valley Vision’s Innovation Pipeline as part of the governor’s office of innovation, and vice chair of the young professional board with the Greater Sacramento Economic Council.
Teat took over as interim CEO last year for Peter Tateishi when he left the Metro Chamber for a role with the Associated General Contractors of California. Teat will return to his firm, Darrell Teat & Associates. At the time of his interim appointment, Teat was said not to be a candidate for the position permanently.
Source: Sacramento Business Journal