Jonathan Perman is leaving the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, where he has served as executive director for nearly 19 years. In announcing his resignation, which will be effective at the end of the month, Mr. Perman said, “[t]his is a difficult decision, I am looking forward to taking my skills and talents to new areas of challenge and opportunity. … As I told the board of directors, The Chamber is much more than the person who leads it.  The organization has grown and made a positive impact on Evanston’s economy because of the tremendous involvement and support of its board leadership, staff, and most importantly, the 575 member-companies.  I have been privileged to be a steward of the organization for a significant part of its 91-year history.”

Mr. Perman told the RoundTable he has no concrete plans for the future but will likely stay tied to Evanston in some fashion. He added, “The Evanston I walked into in 1992 is far different from the Evanston of today. I’d like to think The Chamber had something to do with that.”

Jonathan Perman is leaving the Evanston Chamber of Commerce, where he has served as executive director for nearly 19 years. In announcing his resignation, which will be effective at the end of the month, Mr. Perman said, “[t]his is a difficult decision, I am looking forward to taking my skills and talents to new areas of challenge and opportunity. … As I told the board of directors, The Chamber is much more than the person who leads it.  The organization has grown and made a positive impact on Evanston’s economy because of the tremendous involvement and support of its board leadership, staff, and most importantly, the 575 member-companies.  I have been privileged to be a steward of the organization for a significant part of its 91-year history.”

Mr. Perman told the RoundTable he has no concrete plans for the future but will likely stay tied to Evanston in some fashion. He added, “The Evanston I walked into in 1992 is far different from the Evanston of today. I’d like to think The Chamber had something to do with that.”