Duluth Chamber President David Ross retiring

David Ross at an event at the Lake Superior Zoo in 2018. David Ross at an event at the Lake Superior Zoo in 2018.  |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: January 12, 2021 08:20 PM

On his 65th birthday, David Ross will step down from his role as Duluth Chamber of Commerce president and CEO -- a role he's held for 24 years. 

Ross announced his retirement on the Chamber's Facebook page. It will be effective Aug. 4, 2021. 

"I have been energized by the challenge of advocating on your behalf as you have brought jobs, investment and opportunity to our beloved Zenith City," Ross wrote. "I am filled with gratitude for having experienced working with you for such a long and rewarding time." 

He said he will support board chair Karen Stromme and the rest of the organization during the leadership transition. 

"Thank you for allowing me the honor of standing with you, shoulder to shoulder, in solidarity, as we advocated, together, on behalf of our business community," Ross wrote. 

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