After an extensive search, The Board of Directors of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau has announced the selection of Mr. Glenn Morris to succeed Bob Hatch as the President and CEO of the organization.

Based on the qualities desired, Mr. Morris was selected from an outstanding field of candidates and his experience and credentials were extremely important as the Chamber moves forward in partnership with our members, government, and the community.

Glenn brings nearly 2 decades of experience and leadership to bear in the areas of personal leadership, organizational excellence, and partnership development. In addition to his most recent role as the President and CEO of the Visalia Chamber of Commerce, he has professional experience with nonprofit organizations in Utah, California and Nevada.

Glenn will bring with him to his new position professional experience in economic development, tourism, and convention and event planning. He is skilled in organizational management and has been successful in creating programs, enhancing existing opportunities and working with diverse groups of individuals.

Glenn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management and a Masters degree in Business Education/Business Information Systems, both from Utah State University. Additionally, he has recently earned the prestigious Accredited Chamber Executive designation from the Western Association of Chamber Executives.

He has served in numerous leadership and training positions for his church, community, and professional organizations. He finds joy in being a husband to Shana and father to Joshua (Amanda), Jessica, Samuel, and Sydney.