Joe Mackey has been named interim CEO of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, the group announced Tuesday.
The organization continues its search for a permanent CEO/president following the departure of Eric J. Lund.
Mackey, a longtime community leader and owner of XL Staffing Services, will lead the chamber on an interim basis during the transition period. Mackey recently was announced as the El Cajon Citizen of the Year.
“We are delighted to have the leadership and talent of Joe Mackey at such an important time,” said board chairman Cameron Stewart.
“His abilities provide us great confidence we have an effective process in place to continue a smooth transition as he ensures the chamber’s programs and projects continue successfully in support of the business community.”
Said Mackey: “The East County Chamber of Commerce is a vital piece in the business puzzle that makes up the East County way of life. It has always been a feeling of deep responsibility for me, that the business community thrives for all businesses. Owning a temporary staffing agency, it is only natural that I accept this temporary assignment.
Mackey, 66, said his two companies are in great and trusted hands.
“My daughters, Stacy Mackey and Stephanie Mackey, have been well prepared to take over the day to day operation of both XL Staffing and EXCELL Security,” he said. “Our clients can feel very confident that their staffing and security needs will be met with efficiency and professionalism while I assist the chamber.”
The chamber board previously established a Search Committee to identify the next CEO, following the Jan. 11, 2019, resignation of Lund, who accepted an opportunity with another organization.
The Search Committee is in the process of reviewing the several applications received thus far, while encouraging interested individuals to continue to submit their resumés.
More information about the job posting can be found here.
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