Morris County chamber president announces retirement

By Eric Strauss
Morris County | Jul 10, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Paul Boudreau, the president of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, is retiring at the end of the year, the chamber announced.

Jack Miller, chairman of the chamber board, said it has retained a search firm and formed a search committee to find a replacement.

Boudreau has been president of the chamber since 2008, helping it grow from 660 members to nearly 900 over the past decade.

“It has been my distinct privilege and pleasure to get to know and work with Paul Boudreau,” Miller, the CEO and president of Solix Inc., said in a prepared statement. “His dynamic leadership style has been instrumental in making the chamber a vital resource and advocate for businesses in Morris County. He has become recognized by business and political leaders across the state as a pragmatic voice in the important discussions impacting our economic future. On behalf of the board, I wish Paul all the best going forward.”

Before joining the chamber, Boudreau was an executive with Honeywell, working for the conglomerate, now based in Morris Plains, for 24 years.

“I am very grateful to our board, staff, elected officials and all members of the chamber for their support and collaboration over the last decade,” he said in a statement. “Together, we’ve built an organization that is focused on adding value for our members and committed to economic growth and prosperity for Morris County and our state.”

The search committee will be led by Ed Ahart, partner at the law firm Schenck, Price, Smith & King LLP, with the Nonprofit Search Group of New Vernon retained to facilitate the process.

“As representatives of one of the most vibrant and successful chambers anywhere in the United States, our search committee understands that successfully replacing Paul Boudreau is a challenging task,” Ahart said in a statement. “However, we are completely confident our organization’s prestigious membership and respected position in this important part of New Jersey as the voice and advocate for the business community will encourage many highly qualified candidates to apply and lead us to an outstanding new chamber president by the end of 2018.”

Anyone interested in nominating a candidate for the position, or discussing it further, can contact Dennis C. Miller with the Nonprofit Search Group at dennis@thenonprofitsearch.com.

Eric Strauss | estrauss@roi-nj.com | acerimrat