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Andy Peterson, president of the Greater North Dakota Chamber

TOM STROMME, TRIBUNE

Andy Peterson has resigned as president of the Greater North Dakota Chamber effectively immediately.

Chamber spokesman Jason Matthews said the board of directors has met to begin the search process for a new president and that services to members will not be interrupted in the interim. He said he had no further details on the reason for Peterson's resignation. 

Steve Schmitz, chairman of the GNDC Board of Directors, expressed appreciation for Peterson’s seven years of service.

Peterson said the change is so new he is not sure what his next endeavor will be. However, he indicated he hoped to stay in North Dakota if an opportunity presents itself.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to work for the GNDC for the last seven years. I am grateful for the opportunity I have been given to work for such a fine organization. I leave the GNDC with the utmost of respect for its members, best wishes for its future and an unwavering passion for North Dakota’s business community,” Peterson said in a statement.

Peterson's resignation is the second resignation of a chamber leader in as many weeks, following Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce President Scott Meske's resignation Sept. 15.

Reach Jessica Holdman at 701-250-8261 or jessica.holdman@bismarcktribune.com

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