The Apalachicola Bay Chamber or Commerce Board of Directors has announced John Solomon of Eastpoint as their new Executive Director. A search had begun by the Chamber to fill the position made vacant when long-serving Chamber Executive Director Anita Grove stepped down during the latter part of August to take a position with the State of Florida.
Solomon is a 1992 graduate of Apalachicola High School, after which he attended Chipola Junior College Criminal Justice Academy where he obtained certification as a Correctional Officer. He has worked with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office for over 19 years where he ascended to the rank of Correctional Officer Sergeant.
Solomon brings with him to the Chamber position a proven track record of profitable small business ownership and years of non-profit event management. Including serving as the director of many organizations such as the Florida Seafood Festival, Weems Healthcare Foundation and the Apalachicola Bay Charter School Parent Teacher Association. All of which should serve the Chamber well as he take over as the new Executive Director.
Solomon, along with wife Penny and daughter Reagan resides in the Eastpoint community.