George Hiotis

Tom Poorman Leaving Chamber

by George Hiotis on May 11, 2016 at 11:25 am

The longtime President of the Zanesville Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce is leaving. WHIZ News has learned that Tom Poorman is resigning to take a position as Project Manager with the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth. His last day will be June 3rd of 2016.

Poorman informed the Chamber Board of his plans Wednesday morning. In an email to his board members Poorman said "I feel very fortunate to have had a fulfilling career at the Chamber. The credit for that goes to a great staff, terrific board members like you and your predecessors, an outstanding series of board chairs, and a very vibrant business community. Thank you for always supporting my ideas and for making my time at the Chamber so rewarding. I always considered it an honor to serve as the president of your Chamber and will always be grateful for that opportunity.

Poorman noted the details of his new job. "I am taking a position as a Project Manager with the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG), which is one of six regional partners to JobsOhio, the statewide private nonprofit economic development organization. I will be serving as a resource to local economic development professionals in certain counties in southeast Ohio and be a liaison to JobsOhio and its business assistance and incentive programs. The goal of the position and of APEG is to help secure economic development projects in the region."