From the Harford County Chamber of Commerce:
Bel Air, Md., June 17, 2010 — Bill Seccurro, president and CEO of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, today announced his retirement at the end of the year. The chamber’s board has formed a search committee to find a successor to fill this top leadership position.
Harford County Chamber of Commerce is the largest chamber in Maryland, with more than 1,200 members, and is the seventh-largest business and networking organization in the state.
Mr. Seccurro joined the Harford Chamber in 2000, after serving for nearly 35 years with the Harford County Public School system. His numerous accomplishments as president and CEO of the chamber include bringing financial and staff stability to the organization.
One milestone accomplishment was the retirement of the organization’s outstanding mortgage in 2005 on the “little white house,” the chamber’s office and signature image. Mr. Seccurro was also instrumental in leading the chamber to recognition as the premier business organization in Harford County and the Northeast region of Maryland.
“Bill Seccurro has been such an integral part of the chamber for the past 10 years. His dedication, loyalty and work ethic are unprecedented,” said Bill Vanden Eynden, chair of the chamber’s board of directors. “The plans, programs and systems he helped to develop while president and CEO will continue as his legacy.”
While working for Harford County Public Schools, Mr. Seccurro was active in the Harford County Chamber of Commerce, having served two terms on the board of directors and on numerous committees. He was an administrator for the school system for 27 years, including principal of Harford County Vocational-Technical Center and first principal of Harford Technical High School. His last 18 years with the school system were as supervisor of career and technology education.
Mr. Seccurro, a 44-year resident of Harford County, plans to remain active in the community after stepping down from his chamber position.
“It has been my honor and pleasure to work with the members of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce for the past 10 years,” Mr. Seccurro said. “The membership has proven what an outstanding organization the chamber is.”
Eric McLauchlin, chair-elect of the board of directors, said, “At a time when business needs a voice, Bill’s advocacy on behalf of his members has been invaluable. By encouraging us to do business with chamber members first, he has nurtured a business-friendly environment for all of us.”
Harford County Chamber of Commerce is an advocate and recognized voice of business in Harford County through member services and programs. The organization’s mission is to foster an environment in which the economy and businesses thrive and prosper to improve—continually—the quality of life in Harford County. More information about the chamber can be found at www.harfordchamber.org.