Langley chamber director gets new position

Inge Morascini steps down to accept a new role with a greater impact on tourism in Island County.

The executive director of the Langley Chamber of Commerce is stepping down to accept a new role with a greater impact on tourism in Island County.

Inge Morascini, who has led the chamber for the past seven years, is preparing to take on the position of public relations and marketing director for Embrace Whidbey and Camano Islands. Formerly known as Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism, the marketing organization funded by lodging taxes from the county and three municipalities has a new focus on regenerative tourism, an approach which Morascini will oversee implementation of in her new role. Regenerative tourism seeks to promote the care and involvement of the natural environment.

According to the announcement from Embrace Whidbey and Camano Islands, Morascini has been on the board of Island County Tourism since 2016 and has an extensive background in marketing. She will fill the position previously held by Sherrye Wyatt.

“I’m just thrilled to be having a larger influence in the community and looking forward to the new job,” Morascini said.

She isn’t the only new member of the tourism organization’s creative team. Krista Loercher, owner of Whidbey Island Kayaking and a South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District Commissioner, has been given the role of program manager. She will engage the community, businesses, nonprofits and government in the principles of regenerative tourism.

Nicole Whittington-Johnson is slated to replace Morascini at the helm of the Langley Chamber of Commerce. Whittington-Johnson has been active in the community as the executive director of the Langley Main Street Association, and before that, a public health coordinator for Island County.

Before she leaves for her new role, Morascini plans to be involved with one last Langley Mystery Weekend.