New director takes reins of Langley Chamber of Commerce

Langley has a new business leader. 

The Langley Chamber of Commerce announced the hire of Michaleen McGarry as the new executive director.

She takes over for Marc Esterly, who announced he would step down and retire in March.

McGarry already got her first taste of the position by coordinating and participating in the Welcome the Whales Parade on April 18. She comes to the chamber with 15 years in the technology and marketing fields. She had her own tech firm on Whidbey Island for eight years and was previously a chief operating officer of a website development firm in Phoenix, Ariz.

“As a member of the South Whidbey community, I want a thriving, eclectic place to call home,” she said in the chamber newsletter announcing her hire. “I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at the Langley Chamber of Commerce; building strong relationships within community and its business partners.”