Mary Simmons, chamber board chair and vice president of external affairs for NV Energy, along with Bruce Gescheider, chair elect and owner of Moana Nursery, will continue oversight of chamber staff and daily operations. They also will co-chair a search committee that will begin the process of identifying Kurkul’s successor.
“Doug (Kurkul) has been an integral part of the chamber’s success over the last three plus years and we are sorry to see him leave,” Simmons said. “All of us on the chamber board wish him well in his new endeavors.”
“While this new position presents an exciting career opportunity and challenge, I will long cherish my three-plus years collaborating with dedicated business and civic leaders on so many matters that go to the heart of the quality of life in northern Nevada,” Kurkul said.