Leslie Sturgeon

Leslie Sturgeon

MEREDITH– President of the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce Julie Hayward announced that Leslie Sturgeon has taken on the role of the Chamber's executive director.

“Several weeks ago, current Executive Director Sandy Marshall announced that she had accepted a new position and would be leaving the Chamber effective Nov. 6.  Throughout her tenure, Sandy worked tirelessly to revitalize Chamber operations, strengthen member engagement and benefits, enhance technology help the Chamber navigate the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to collaborating with other local organizations for future projects, she participated in the Lakes Region Collaborative with five other Chambers to provide PPE and Safety signage as well as future online job fairs and digital marketing to promote Lakes Region travel and tourism. While we are sad to see her leave and appreciate all she has done to help move the Chamber forward, we wish her nothing but the best in her new position,“ Hayward said.

Sturgeon is a native of Moultonborough and started her first business in Meredith in 1989. Over the years she has been involved in leadership roles in organizations like Kidworks Learning Center, Meredith Altrusa Club, the Newfound Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Meredith Chamber. Sturgeon has been recognized as an Outstanding Woman in Business and one of New Hampshire’s Top 200 Influential Leaders in the Granite State by NH Business Review. As the founder of Women Inspiring Women, she was also recognized as a Women in Business Champion by the Small Business Administration.  “The Chamber is very fortunate to have such strong, dynamic and talented women who are truly committed to our Chamber and local businesses,” Hayward said. 

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