Beth Summers and Casey Dudek

Beth Summers and Casey Dudek

 The Dunwoody and Brookhaven chambers of commerce are changing their top administrators.

Casey Dudek has taken the job as president of the Brookhaven chamber. Dunwoody chamber executive director Beth Summers has announced plans to resign her post effective Aug 22.

“In the past year, I have learned what it takes to run a successful chamber,” Summers said. “It has been a terrific experience and I am truly grateful.”

Summers’s successor will be chosen by the organization’s board of directors. Former president and current board member Don Boyken said a few prospects have been identified.

Brookhaven’s chamber evolved from previous business associations after the creation of the city of Brookhaven in 2012.

Dudek, who took over as president of the Brookhaven organization on July1, believes the bigger challenges include not having an office and raising awareness of the chamber. The chamber is planning on opening an office at 2565 Apple Valley Road, Dudek said.

“We’re trying to find a space in Brookhaven for the chamber staff,” Dudek said, noting that moving into a rental space has “created a lot of energy” among board members.

Dudek said chamber founder Todd Lantier had been the “driving force” behind the Brookhaven chamber.

“We have great leaders at the board level,” Dudek said, adding that volunteers paved the way for the board to start hosting events.

 

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