Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Darrell Treat and President and CEO, Amanda Blackwood announced today that she will depart as the organization’s leader at the end of 2023.
“Leading the Metro Chamber and advocating for this region’s business community has been the most incredible privilege of my career. The organization is in an incredibly strong position and after serving for six years, the time will be right for me to make way for new leadership, explore exciting opportunities, and allow me to be more present for my family.” said Blackwood. “This will be a bittersweet year for me, but one in which I know the Metro Chamber will achieve tremendous results for the region’s businesses and their employees.
”Amanda Blackwood’s season with the organization will come to a natural end when her contract term expires at the conclusion of the calendar year,” said Darrell Teat, Board Chairman of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce. “While we would have loved for Amanda to remain as CEO of the Metro Chamber to continue the momentum developed under her leadership, the opportunities are abundant for her to capitalize on her portfolio of skills and reputation as a bold and strategic leader. We look forward to supporting Amanda along her journey as she continues to advocate for the Sacramento region.”
Since 2018, Amanda has served as the President and CEO of the Metro Chamber. She is the first full time female President and CEO in the 128+ year history of Metro Chamber, a detail always firmly embedded in her strategic approach to leading the direction, vision, culture, and business operations of the Metro Chamber.
Amanda has been an unmuted advocate for economic inclusion and recovery, homelessness and business leadership in the region and strives to bring all groups together to enact positive change.
“I am unapologetically pro-business and am proud of where Metro Chamber is today,” said Amanda Blackwood. “I remain committed to executing the strategic goals of the organization throughout the end of this year and ensuring that the voice of the region’s business community is stronger than ever.”
Most recently, under Amanda’s leadership, the Metro Chamber spearheaded Sacramentans for Safe and Clean Streets and Neighborhoods, a coalition that drafted and proposed Measure O for the November ballot, pronouncing both a victory and complimentary Partnership Agreement between the city and county of Sacramento to address the region’s homelessness crisis.