Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce names new CEO
June 29, 2015
The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce board has hired Gina Fitzpatrick, a Heritage Oaks Bank branch manager, as its next chief executive officer.
Fitzpatrick has been vice president and manager of the Paso Robles branch of Heritage Oaks for the last nine years, according to a Chamber of Commerce press release. The chamber board voted unanimously to hire Fitzpatrick at a meeting held Thursday.
The Chamber of Commerce website states Fitzpatrick is a member of the board of directors. It also lists her as a member of the chamber board’s executive committee.
Fitzpatrick’s other affiliations include the Stronger Futures Foundation, Rotary International, the San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau and the California Cattlemen’s Association.
“I will leverage my heritage as a fifth-generation member of this community and my executive business experience to reinforce the chamber’s role as a leader in the community and the advocate for business,” Fitzpatrick stated.
A total of 26 individuals applied for the CEO position, and three were invited for interviews. Eight board members participated in the interviews, and the hiring committee unanimously recommended Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick begins work for the Chamber of Commerce on July 8.