The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has selected its new CEO. Chris Hembrough will leave his current post as head of Big Brothers/Big Sisters locally to take over the leadership of the business group.
Hembrough replaces Steward Sandstrom, who was fired by the Chamber earlier this year. At the time, the Chamber said it would look for someone local who had a knowledge and understanding of Springfield and its unique issues.
21 people applied for the vacancy, and 12 were granted interviews, before the Chamber selected Hembrough. He will start the new position on July 1.