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West Plains Chamber of Commerce names Broemmeling as executive director

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

The area director of a nonprofit youth ministry has been chosen to lead the West Plains Chamber of Commerce.

The organization announced Tuesday that Toby Broemmeling will be its next executive director. In the past six years, he served as the area director for Young Life at Fairchild Air Force Base before filling the same role for the greater West Plains. Prior to his time with the nonprofit, he was special projects coordinator with the Spokane Home Builders Association.

Broemmeling “has the passion, energy, a track record of success and the personal characteristics that model the leadership this organization wanted to employ to move us all to greater success and prosperity,” said Doug Kelley, West Plains Chamber board chairman.

Noting the West Plains Chamber is a small organization seeking to add membership, Kelley said Broemmeling’s experience in nonprofits and membership-based organizations set him apart from roughly 20 applicants. “He knows how to work with limited resources and grow” organizations, he said.

Broemmeling, a Cheney resident, serves on the West Plains Truancy Board and as a volunteer pastor at the Heights Church in Airway Heights. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management, economics and international business from Whitworth University.

“I’ve spent the last 10 years serving families in the West Plains area because I care about this community and believe in its potential,” Broemmeling said in a Chamber news release. “I’m excited for the opportunity to use my skills in leadership to serve our local businesses.”

Broemmeling succeeds Joe Jackson, who resigned effective July 31. He had served as executive director since April 2015.