Interim director for Chamber of Commerce named

The board of directors for the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce has named Kristine Thalman as the interim executive director for the chamber.

Thalman will take over for Rose Hancock, who recently resigned to explore other opportunities.

Thalman previously was chief executive officer of the Building Industry Assn. of Orange County, and she currently operates her own consulting firm in Laguna.

She has also served on the Laguna Beach Seniors board of directors and is an ambassador for the Laguna Beach Community Foundation.

"We are confident that Kristine's skills and experience will serve the Chamber of Commerce well, and we are glad to have her on board to execute exciting changes and oversee the development of great partnerships within the business community," Chamber President Chris Keller said in a statement.

—Kelly Parker

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