Heather Hansen O’Neill is replacing Bobbi Jo Beers as executive director of Bethel’s chamber of commerce, beginning next month.
O’Neill is the president of Progressive Image, a company specializing in improving the communication skills of business owners around the country.
Beers, who led the chamber for the past five years, is leaving to focus on her own Bethel business, jewelry and accessories company Traveling Chic Boutique.
“We realize that Bobbi Jo has left big shoes to fill,” said Brennan Purdy, chairman of the chamber’s board of directors. “However, we are confident that Heather will pick up right where Bobbi Jo left off. Heather’s skills and experience in strategy, leadership, and team development will lend a valuable perspective to grow and better serve the membership of this valuable organization and community.”