Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Dan Koenig delivers the chamber’s annual report during its yearly meeting at the Mid-America Center on Thursday.

Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dan Koenig has announced he will resign. 

Koenig presented his resignation to the Chamber Board on Friday. His resignation is effective July 5. 

“I’ve been eyeing a new opportunity and the timing is right,” Koenig said in a press release. “I am extremely grateful for the time and opportunity I had here. There are a lot of good things happening in Council Bluffs and I tried my best to build upon those successes."

Board Chairman Don Kohler, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Iowa Western Community College, said Koenig played a key leadership role in several initiatives.

“Koenig inherited a chamber in transition and made great progress in establishing the ground-work for public policy programming, hiring a lobbyist and undertaking the development of a workforce plan to help area businesses attract new hires and reduce turnover," Kohler said in the release. 

Koenig was hired in September 2017 and replaced former Chamber President and CEO Bob Mundt, who resigned after 25 years of service in April 2017 to accept a similar Chamber position out of state.

Koenig previously served as executive vice president of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber from 1989 to 1993 and worked for the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil from 1983 to 1989.

According to Kohler, the Chamber Board will begin discussing Koenig’s replacement immediately. The Council Bluffs Chamber currently has more than 800 dues-paying members.

This story is developing. 

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