Danville Pittsylvania chamber leader leaving for U.Va. job
Alexis Ehrhardt has been chamber's president and CEO since 2018
Alexis Ehrhardt, president and CEO of the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, will leave for a job at the University of Virginia, the chamber announced Wednesday.
In her new role at U.Va., she will be the executive director for state government relations and special assistant to the president. Her last day at the chamber is Sept. 15.
Ehrhardt had been at the helm of the chamber since 2018 after leaving her previous position as executive director of the Center of Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness at Averett University.
The chamber’s board will immediately launch a search for Ehrhardt’s successor.
In a letter to chamber members, Board Chairman John H. Settle Jr. highlighted Ehrhardt’s accomplishments.
“Under Alexis’s leadership, the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce is enjoying a great run,” he wrote. “We have sharpened our strategic vision in the areas of small business development and entrepreneurship; legislative advocacy and education; and talent development.”
He noted that the chamber has sharpened its strategic vision in the areas of small business development and entrepreneurship, legislative advocacy and education, and talent development.