Lynn Wallace named president, CEO of Renton Chamber of Commerce
January 22, 2013 · 1:38 PM
Lynn Wallace, who has nearly 20 years of Chamber of Commerce experience, is the new president and CEO of the Renton Chamber of Commerce.
For the past two years, Wallace has been the president and CEO of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce, which represents the business communities of Tukwila, Burien, SeaTac and Des Moines.
She replaces Bill Taylor, who retired as Renton chamber president and CEO last May.
Sabrina Mirante, who has been interim president and CEO, will resume her previous job as the Renton chamber's chief operating officer.
“Lynn is a very qualified individual and will make a great addition to an already great staff,” said past Renton Chamber Board Chair Jason Parker. “I am really looking forward to the future.”
Wallace began her chamber career in 1984 at the Lewiston, Idaho, chamber as the operations manager. She then moved to Astoria, Ore., as the chamber's executive director. She developed a tourism and marketing plan for the coastal community as the timber and fishing industries dwindled.
She then served 10 years as the president and CEO of the Eastern Pierce County Chamber, representing Puyallup and Sumner. The chamber reached a record 1,000 members. The chamber managed the Puyallup Farmers Market, which grew into the third-largest market in Washington.
She also has seven years of experience in hospitality as assistant general manager of the Best Western Park Plaza in Puyallup.
Wallace has been married to her husband John for 28 years and has one son Christopher. She also currently serves as president of PEO Chapter IY in Puyallup.