Steve Latour, CEO of the Westfield Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Association, announced his resignation on Aug. 10. His last day will be Sept. 30, three years after he took the role.
In a statement to Current, Latour — who joined the chamber in September 2020 — said he looks forward to exploring new career opportunities in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.
“It is never easy to leave a place you’ve come to love,” Latour stated. “Especially a place that has brought so many teachable moments, wonderful people and fantastic experiences into your life.”
Latour said he accepted the chamber position at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and has since welcomed hundreds of new partners into Westfield and brought together the “community’s best and brightest” to help teach and mentor the city’s growing business community.
“I look forward to doing everything I can to ensure a smooth transition, as the chamber and DWA have important work ahead of them,” Latour stated. “I can confidently say that I am leaving things in excellent hands with a board of directors and professional staff ready to build upon our success and take things to the next level is terrific.”
The Westfield Chamber of Commerce will begin a search as soon as possible for a new CEO, according to the organization. In the meantime, the staff will begin reassigning roles to prepare for Latour’s September departure.