Olympia, Wash. – John Hurley, vice president of finance and administration at The Evergreen State College has been elected president of the Tumwater Area Chamber of Commerce. Currently a member of the chamber's board of directors, Hurley will serve as president for 2006.
"I'm excited to take this new role with the chamber. I think it's clear that this is another way to further enhance Evergreen's relationships with local businesses and the community," Hurley said. He names community service and enhancing local business as key goals.
Prior to his arrival at Evergreen early in 2005, he served as vice president for administrative services at South Puget Sound Community College.
A resident of the Tumwater area since 1992, he has served as chair of the Tumwater Chamber Education Committee for the last two years, raising more than four thousand dollars for Tumwater student scholarships. Hurley received his doctorate in education from Seattle University.