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New President/CEO Karin M. Moss


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SALINAS, CA, (Oct. 16., 2023) - The Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce today announced its selection of Karin M. Moss as their new CEO/President. Karin’s career spans several decades and is characterized by a wide range of corporate and nonprofit association leadership success. She previously served as the CEO of the South San Francisco Chamber, Russian River Chamber and Visitor Centers, Turlock Chamber of Commerce and as a business recruitment/retention consultant to the Vallejo Chamber. She will be relocating to the Salinas area in late October to begin her new role as of November 1.

Her work has been cited for excellence by both national and international associations and she has been a regularly featured speaker at seminars and conferences including Business Retention Expansion International, the International Downtown Association, League of California Cities, International Association of Fairs and Expositions, and the Governors Conference on Tourism.

Karin has provided executive direction to economic development, tourism agencies and downtown revitalization programs in several cities throughout California as well as to the National Main Street Center in Washington, D.C. She has been a Board Member of the Kings Mountain (NC) Downtown Association, City of Gastonia’s Reinvestment for Community Program and the Blue Ridge Parkway Association. As Campaign Director of the Census in the Central Valley, she was honored by the Federal Government for having one of the highest response rates in the United States due to her multi-ethnic marketing campaigns.

According to Board Chair, Bill Hastie, “We were delighted to find a candidate with the breadth of experience and expertise of Karin Moss and believe that she is an excellent fit for us as we expand our membership and establish sound working relationships within the community, the County and our local businesses.”

About the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce is an association of more than 700 businesses and organizations representing thousands of local employees and stakeholders. The Chamber is dedicated to creating a strong local economy, promoting the community, providing networking opportunities, and representing the interests of business within government. To learn more, visit or call (831) 751-7725. 

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