South Tahoe Chamber names new executive director
The South Tahoe Chamber has hired a former member of the city’s planning commission and recent candidate for City Council as the chamber’s new executive director.
Tamara Wallace, a South Lake Tahoe resident of 18 years, was voted in as the executive director at the chamber’s recent planning session, during which board members set goals and priorities for 2017, according to a press release sent Tuesday.
Prior to moving to Lake Tahoe, Wallace was the executive vice-president and economic development director for the Greater Tulare Chamber of Commerce, where she was responsible for doubling their membership. Her special interest is economic development.
She is a 2000 graduate of the Institute for Organization Management (UCLA/USD), a program of the United States Chamber of Commerce. Wallace also helped to develop the Leadership Lake Tahoe program, which at its inception was a joint venture between the former Tahoe Douglas and South Lake Tahoe Chambers of Commerce.
Wallace is a past president of the Lake Tahoe Kiwanis Club, charter secretary of the Tulare Sunrise Rotary Club and has held many other positions with organizations and clubs in both South Lake Tahoe and Tulare, California. She served two terms on the city of South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission from 2010 to 2014.
More recently, she narrowly finished third in a crowded field gunning for one of two open seats on the South Lake Tahoe City Council in 2016.
Wallace, in the press release, is described as a long-time advocate for business who is eager to assist the South Tahoe Chamber Board of Directors in building membership and activities of the chamber.
“Our board was unanimous in selecting Tamara and we look forward to tapping into her tremendous energy and experience,” Amanda Adams, vice president of membership development at the South Tahoe Chamber, said in the press release.