The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has hired an interim chief executive officer almost two months after former president and CEO Brad Dean announced his resignation.
Jan H. Hollar, former CEO of Horry County State Bank, will act as CEO while the board of directors hires a permanent candidate.
"One of the things about the position that's interesting is that for her position, interim CEO, one of the prerequisites to being able to apply for the job, is you had to not be willing to apply for the standard CEO job because we really wanted this person to understand is this is short term, you're here to make sure we keep everything running in a good and effective way," the chamber's Diana Greene said.
Greene said Hollar was semi-retired when she moved to Myrtle Beach, and is working with the chamber three days a week.
Hollar's first day was May 14, Greene said.
"We love having her," Greene said. "She's brought a really interesting and different set of experience to us."
Hollar has 39 years of CEO and chief financial officer experience, according to a press release. According to her LinkedIn profile, Hollar worked at Yadkin Bank as CFO from 2009 to 2014 and has a bachelors degree in economics and business administration from Furman University.
Dean resigned from the chamber in March to take a position leading the Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization.
Greene, former executive vice president of business development, has also been appointed as interim chief of staff.
"I was asked to step up and do this because the thought process being that I've been here at the chamber for 18 years," Greene said. "I have a lot of industry experience, and also I understood the chamber and CVB side of what we did, where what's great about Jan is she comes in with a totally different skill set and an outside point of view which is really refreshing."
At the end of her interim position, Greene will resume her previous job.
Both Hollar and Greene will begin their duties immediately, the release states.
In early May Jimmy Gray was named director of government affairs at the chamber. According to Greene, executive vice president of business development at the chamber, Gray's first day was May 14.