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Klahr joins Harford County chamber

Pamela KlahrPamela J. Klahr, CCE, has been named president and CEO of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce. She begins her new position Sept. 9.

Klahr is a Certified Chamber of Commerce Executive and served most recently as president and CEO of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. In that role, she was responsible for an organization of more than 700 members and increased the chamber’s revenue, grew attendance at events, expanded member services, created a business alliance task force and introduced several new initiatives including BRAC to the Future and Cyber Conference and Operation Thank You.

The president and CEO of the Harford County Chamber of Commerce is responsible for advocating for businesses and building community partnerships as well as planning events, marketing and generating income for the Chamber. The Harford County Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest chambers in Maryland.

Prior to her service at the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Klahr served as vice president, membership services, for the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., SEPA Chapter; vice president, marketing and member services, American Chamber of Commerce Executives; and vice president, marketing and membership services, for the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

She has participated in the Miliken Institute/Economic Forecast Forum, Center for Creative Leadership—Leadership Development and University of Delaware Institute of Management.

Klahr is active in the community and has served as president of the Maryland Association of Chamber Executives and on the board of directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.