Longtime president of Arlington Chamber to retire
- January 17, 2014
The longtime president of Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Rich Doud, plans to retire in May.
Doud joined the chamber as its top executive in September 1990. During his 23-year tenure, the membership-based, nonprofit organization created the Arlington Business Hall of Fame, started the Community Action Committee to build stronger relationships between businesses and nonprofits, and founded Leadership Arlington, a program aimed at emerging community leaders.
During his time at the chamber, Doud was named Chamber Executive of the Year by the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives; twice received the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal and was given the Legacy Award by Leadership Arlington and the Spirit of Community Award by the Arlington Community Foundation.
He has been a member of the Arlington County Economic Development Commission, the County Manager's Institutional Leaders Roundtable and the Police Chief's Advisory Council.
Tim Hughes, an attorney with Bean, Kinney & Korman PC and the chamber’s current chair, will head a search committee seeking candidates to replace Doud.