With the imminent departure of Pat Convery, the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce has chosen a new interim director. The Chamber Board of Directors recently voted to name Kim Esper as its interim director while the chamber searches for a new permanent director. Esper has been with the Howell Chamber for 23 years and is its current membership coordinator.

In addition to handling membership sales, Esper’s duties include the annual Summer Golf Classic, Community Guide & Membership Directory, Ambassadors Program and Referral Groups Coordinator. A 5-member search committee has been formed to conduct a search for a new permanent director and is currently working on a job description and job posting.

Convery’s last day on the job will be on Friday. During her stewardship the Howell chamber was named the 2016 Outstanding Chamber of the Year, while Convery received the Michigan Chamber Professional Award twice. (TT)