Rob Carter takes over as county chamber president

MIDDLEBURY — Addison County Chamber of Commerce recently appointed Robert B. Carter to serve as president of the organization.
A year ago Carter began providing member and sales support to the Chamber, and took on the role of interim president in November. He replaces Sue Hoxie in this position after her resignation in November and subsequent move to Vermont Coffee Company.
Carter is a 1978 graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry and 1983 graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Master’s in Pastoral Studies.
He spent the majority of his professional life working for Soundview Executive Book Summaries, originally of Bristol. During a 30-plus-year career, Carter worked through the ranks to become vice president of marketing. In this position, he covered all aspects of marketing, from copywriting to ad layout, email marketing to social media development, and budgeting and analytics. He was also a frequent speaker at various marketing and publishing conferences and seminars.
After leaving Soundview to start his own marketing consulting company in March of 2017.
Dave Donahue, chairman of the board of the Chamber, said the board chose Carter to fill the position of president based on his marketing and sales skills, his partnership-building experience and his knowledge of the local community.
“Rob is committed to serving the membership of the Chamber and to connecting with members to better understand the wants, needs and goals of Addison County businesses and non-profits,” Donahue said. “We are fortunate to have someone with Rob’s experience, drive and commitment.”
Carter has been tasked by the board to provide support to current Chamber members, to grow the membership ranks, and to build partnerships with other community organizations in order to better serve the needs of Addison County businesses and non-profit organizations.
The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is an association of individuals representing business interests, working together to promote commercial business and non-profit organizations, and support tourism in Addison County. Find more information online at addisoncounty.com.

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