Steward Sandstrom has been removed as President and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
A press release says the decision was made with the unanimous backing of the chamber's board of directors. The statement says "new leadership [is] necessary to reach our goals." It notes that the decision "was not made lightly, nor was it arrived at overnight."
No further elaboration was given. Jim Britton of Express Employment Professionals has been put in charge of the search for a replacement.