Marc Jordan to Retire as North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce President & CEO
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – March 27, 2018 – The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) today announces the retirement of Chamber president and CEO Marc Jordan, effective April 1, 2018. An executive search committee, led by Chairman of the Board Scott Ellis, is being created to begin the process to find Jordan’s replacement.
Ellis stated, “The continuing evolution of a successful organization is dependent upon three key things: One, a solid foundation and we certainly have that, thanks to Marc’s decade of service; Two, vision. The ability to see what’s next and what’s best for our community and membership is essential to taking our Chamber and CVB to the next level; and three, leadership. We have been the fortunate beneficiaries of exceptional leadership, not only from our staff, but also from our stakeholders and a Board of Directors, who are dedicated to making North Myrtle Beach even greater. From our recognition as a 5-Star Chamber to award-winning destination branding and marketing that is already generating national recognition, we are poised to work with our members and partners to deliver the excellence they have come to expect.”
Jordan was named president and CEO of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in December of 2007. Jordan led the Chamber in achieving groundbreaking records including growing marketing and advertising revenues close to $18 million over the past 10 years and significantly increasing member dues and services in this period.
During his tenure with the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber received its first accreditation (4-Star in 2009) and became one of only eight accredited local chambers in South Carolina from the US Chamber, and, again in November of 2014, was awarded 5-Star accreditation, the highest designation from the US Chamber. Jordan led two consecutive five-year initiatives designed to proactively engage private sector leadership to grow and diversify our economy resulting in unprecedented change in the community.
“Over the last few months I have been discussing with my leadership an eventual exit strategy and my announced retirement from the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau,” said Jordan. “I have some specific plans I am working on, and some not so specific. Some will allow me to stay close to home, while others will allow me to travel to new areas. Forty years of helping to build communities makes for some great memories and I am looking forward to my next chapter.”
Jordan came to North Myrtle Beach from Lynchburg, Virginia where he served as president and CEO of the United Way of Central Virginia for two and a half years. Prior to his leadership with the United Way, Jordan served as president and CEO of the Memphis Regional Chamber of Commerce, a position he held for the prior ten years. This capped a 33-year career serving in leadership positions with local Chambers of Commerce including Raleigh, North Carolina, Norfolk, Virginia, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and beginning with the Greater Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce.
About the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau
The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), an accredited five-star Chamber/CVB founded in 1999, continues to lead by example as an exemplary local business advocate and supporter, as well as a champion of North Myrtle Beach as a top travel destination within the Southeast. Since its founding, the Chamber/CVB has been wholeheartedly committed to advancing the welfare and prosperity of North Myrtle Beach while achieving a thriving, diverse and sustainable economy. The Convention & Visitors Bureau, North Myrtle Beach's official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), is committed to growing the North Myrtle Beach visitor and destination market by distinguishing the coastal beach town as a first-choice travel destination and brand. North Myrtle Beach welcomes millions of visitors each year to “Just Coast” on pristine beaches and through unexpected adventures, representing an economic impact of $1,124,549,932 in North Myrtle Beach, and an additional
$219,234,620 in the surrounding area in March - August of 2016 alone. The North Myrtle Beach travel industry accounted for nearly 14,000 jobs and generated more than $117,000,000 in State and Local Taxes in 2016.
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