Martinson resigns from Woodbury Chamber of CommerceTravis Martinson, the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever executive director, is resigning her post.
By: Mike Longaecker, Woodbury Bulletin
Travis Martinson, the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce’s first-ever executive director, is resigning her post.
Chamber board members were first made aware of the move Wednesday in an email from Chairwoman Liz Fleischhacker.
Martinson addressed chamber members today in an email confirming her resignation. She said she has accepted a job as a development manager at her church in Burnsville.
“I am so proud of what we have been able to accomplish in the time that I have been in Woodbury,” Martinson said in the email. “Thanks to a great board of directors, staff and chamber members; we have experienced tremendous membership growth, added value through programming and networking opportunities and strengthened the bonds between business and community.”
She began working with the chamber in 2011 as its first-ever executive director in the chamber’s more than 30-year history.
Her departure is the second this year at the chamber. Former chamber membership director Kim Snyder left her post over the summer.
Martinson in January 2011 began working at the Woodbury chamber after serving as the programs and events manager for the Burnsville Chamber of Commerce. Chamber officials approved forming the executive director position as a step toward growing membership and advocating for local businesses.
Martinson’s last day at the chamber will be Nov. 9, “and I must say that this is a bittersweet transition,” she said.