To lead in its efforts to promote and support the business community in its city, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce has selected longtime resident Inge Houston, to serve as its new President and CEO.
Most recently Houston has worked in project development for the local restaurateur, Strizzi's Restaurants, Inc., but according to her LinkedIn profile, has also operated as a real estate professional in Dublin for just under 30 years.
In a release announcing the decision, Houston said she was attracted to the job due to the wealth of business opportunity in front of Dublin.
"Dublin is experiencing a tremendous amount of growth and businesses want to be part of the excitement. I believe that the Chamber has an important role in making this a successful community," Houston said in a statement released Tuesday. "Large corporations like Patelco, IKEA, Carl Zeiss and De Silva Gates Construction want to be in Dublin along with countless medium and small businesses. There's a lot going on, new industries, businesses. I'm very excited by that."
Steve Lehman, Chairman of the Board of Directors, announced the decision earlier this week, and stated he believes Houston will be a quick study in the position.
"She's got great leadership skills and qualities," Lehman said Tuesday. "Inge's close ties to the community and high energy will be a huge asset to the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Inge and the Board are committed to growing and diversifying our membership."
Houston has a bachelor of arts degree in social science with an emphasis in tourism and history, and a business minor from California State University, Chico.
While she lives in San Ramon with her husband, Guy, two sons Madison and Sumner, and daughter Glynnis Rose, Houston has been active in the Dublin community since the 1990's.
"Dublin has been my home, social center, source of community involvement, place of worship and my favorite place to shop and relax for over 35 years," Houston said. "I know Dublin inside and out."