A firefighter and emergency medical technician for the Elwood Fire Department is set to be the next leader of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report Clayton Whitson has been named the organization’s chief executive officer.

Whitson previously served on the county council from 2014 to 2018.  He is also president of the Elwood Economic Development Commission.

“We are extremely excited,” board chair Kris Zinszer. “We’ve had a diligent process and we’ve taken it at a slow pace deliberately to do our due diligence. In the end, the board decided Mr. Whitson was the one best suited to lead the Chamber and our business community forward into this new era of chamber activity.”
The publication reports Whitson was selected after a four-month search that drew interest from at least 50 candidates nationwide.