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Greater Spokane Incorporated’s CEO announces resignation

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 13, 2015, 11:20 p.m.

After only 15 months on the job, the leader of Greater Spokane Incorporated announced Tuesday that he is resigning his post.

Steve Stevens announced his resignation, effective Friday, in an email sent to GSI board members Tuesday evening.

Stevens took over as president and CEO of GSI in July 2014. He previously was CEO and president of the 1,800-member Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

In his letter to board members, Stevens cited a recent trip he and his wife made to visit family in Kentucky.

“During our time there, it became evident to us that the time had come for us to get a bit closer to our home so we can be more readily available to support our family,” he said in the letter. “Put simply, they need us.”

Stevens replaced GSI’s longtime CEO Rich Hadley, who was just the fourth CEO for Spokane’s chamber in more than 120 years.

Steven’s email said he is proud of the accomplishments of the chamber during his tenure.

“We are financially strong and at year-end have a significant surplus, enjoying one of the highest member revenue retention rates in years and strong support for our programs and services,” the message said.

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