Holly Piatek has been named the executive director of the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce. She replaces outgoing director Leslie Workman, who accepted a new job at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Piatek is described as a real "go-getter" by Heather Redden, the new chamber board president. Elections were held at the same meeting where three new directors were seated -- Chris Cox from Bank of Colorado, Jessica Carlson from Delta-Montrose Technical College and Angel Blanco from Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory. Kylynn Wilson of Crossroads Assisted Living and Dave Beneteau of Platinum Relations agreed to additional three-year terms on the board. Wilson is board vice president and Beneteau is financial officer.
Piatek, a personal banker at Wells Fargo in Delta, has familiarized herself with chamber activities as a chamber board member. She will be resigning that position to become a full-time employee.
"She will bring a lot of enthusiasm to the job," Redden said. She said Piatek's strengths lie in sales and personal relationships.
Redden said five candidates -- all local residents -- were interviewed for the position.
Piatek's first day on the job is Dec. 9.