Tahoe Chamber CEO resigns after three months
After just three months on the job, Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce’s CEO Craig Schmidt has resigned.
“We accepted Craig’s resignation May 16,” said Chamber Board Chairman Jason Drew on Friday. “It was an amicable parting and we wish Craig every success in his future endeavors.”
Prior to starting work at the Tahoe Chamber in February, Schmidt served as the executive director for the Chamber of Commerce in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
Steve Teshara, who served as interim CEO at the Tahoe Chamber from July 2016 through January, has agreed to serve as the Tahoe Chamber CEO “for the foreseeable future.”
Teshara has more than 25 years of experience as a chief executive in organizations throughout the Tahoe Basin. He is the owner of Sustainable Community Advocates, a consulting firm in Zephyr Cove, and has served as the Tahoe Chamber’s government affairs liaison since 2010.
Schmidt was hired to the position held by longtime director Betty “B” Gorman, who resigned last year after a decade.
The chamber represents businesses on both sides of the state line after the Tahoe Douglas and South Lake Tahoe chambers merged in 2005.