New executive director named for Sequim chamber

Anji Scalf

Anji Scalf

SEQUIM — Anji Scalf is the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce’s new executive director, the board has announced.

She succeeds Shelli Robb-Kahler, who has served as executive director of the chamber since 2011. Robb-Kahler resigned in August to take a position with Sound Community Bank; her last day with the chamber will be Friday.

Scalf’s first day will be Wednesday.

“The board recognizes that Scalf is a leader who, with several years’ experience in the public sector as well as the small business sector, is the right person to pursue its members’ interests and support community initiatives,” chamber leaders said in a news release.

Scalf’s first public event will be Oct. 9 at Shipley Center, Robb-Kahler said.

Scalf has professional experience in community and customer support, including employee training and project management, chamber officials said.

She served as manager of the Mountain View public pool in Port Townsend from 2010-15, managed the Finnriver cidery in Chimacum for two years and, after moving to Sequim in 2016, managed Wind Rose Cellars in Sequim.

Scalf earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Hawaii and is finishing her master’s degree in business management and public administration from the University of Victoria.

“I am exceptionally honored to be given this immense responsibility, and I am inspired and invigorated by the chamber of commerce’s influence in our community,” Scalf said.

“The support of my mentors, colleagues, friends and family who have encouraged and educated me on my path to this position has been incredible and I am grateful for the community connections I have forged here in Sequim. I am eagerly awaiting the connections and collaborations in our future.”

Sequim chamber board President Shenna Younger said, “The board is excited to have Anji as the head of the chamber team. Having someone local who lives downtown is a bonus for us.

“She has a proven track record of helping our local businesses grow and thrive. Her passion and love for Sequim is notable. Anji is passionate about lean business practices, social equity, community building and engagement.”

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