Jul 22, 2022
VALLEJO – Looking from within, the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce has tapped former board chair Shawna Gilroy as the organization’s new president/CEO, the chamber announced Thursday.
Gilroy replaces James Cooper who left Vallejo after six years to take a similar position in the city of Pleasanton in May.
“I’m excited to take on this new role and continue to grow the Vallejo Chamber,” Gilroy said in a statement shared by the chamber. “After being on the Board of Directors for years I look forward to continuing to work with our Board members.”
Gilroy served as chair of the board in 2020 and 2021, helping to keep the organization open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She was recently tapped to serve as chair of the Griffin Technology Academies Board of Directors last month as the charter network attempts to fend off a push to revoke its charter status by the Vallejo school district.