The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce has announced Dianna Ryan as the organization’s interim president and CEO following the recent announcement that Colleen DePasquale is relocating to accept a new chamber position in Colorado.
“We are tremendously grateful for Colleen’s 11 years of dedicated service to the Chamber and the betterment of our local business community, and we wish her all the best in her next chapter,” said Angela Schivinski, chair of the board of directors for the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. “We are confident that having Dianna as interim president and CEO will provide a seamless transition, and we will leverage this opportunity to continue connecting, empowering and unifying our members and region.”
Ryan received her bachelor’s degree in public and cultural communications from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining the Chamber, Ryan held positions within the hospitality and senior living industries, where she oversaw operations of catering and member events for a business and social club in Atlanta, and most recently facilities and renovations for a senior living community in Fort Myers. She quickly established roots within the business community and has served as the Chamber’s director of operations before taking on this interim role.
The Chamber’s board of directors has assembled a committee of business-savvy leaders to lead a national search in the coming weeks in order to secure a permanent replacement.
About the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce:
Serving Lee County and surrounding areas since 1989, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a business organization of professionals who support and promote a progressive, sustainable community. The Chamber represents over 725 businesses, professionals, and individuals throughout Lee County, providing opportunities for members to participate in a variety of meaningful networking, educational and community- and business-focused programs and events. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is located at 2310 Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers. For additional information regarding membership opportunities or events please call 239-332-2930 or visit www.fortmyers.org. For the latest news and updates, follow the Chamber on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gfmcc.