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Fulton County chamber president leaving for position at Lexington

Fulton County chamber president leaving for position at Lexington

Wally Hart announced Monday he will leave his job as president and CEO of the Fulton County Regional

Wally Hart announced Monday he will leave his job as president and CEO of the Fulton County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry and take a position at Lexington Center.

Hart will become division director for community and business development at Lexington, Fulton County’s chapter of the New York State ARC. He will help find employment opportunities for people with disabilities, focus on business development and help strengthen Lexington’s relationship with the community.

“The work is very similar to some of the things I do [at the chamber],” Hart said. “I see an opportunity to help support Lexington’s foundation and strengthen its background locally.”

Hart will stay on at the chamber for at least the next month. He said he hopes for a smooth transition while he finishes as many projects as possible.

In a news release, Lexington’s executive director, Shaloni Winston, spoke of his longtime admiration for Hart’s work.

“He brings years of experience in business and community development as an entrepreneur and chamber president,” he said. “We are very excited to have a trusted and respected leader who will further strengthen our commitment to people with disabilities and our community.”

Hart said he was happy to have found a new job that allows him to stay in the area and still participate in many of the boards and organizations he volunteers with in the community. “Leaving the region was a concern for me,” he added.

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