Northern Virginia Chamber head stepping down

WASHINGTON — Jim Corcoran, president and CEO of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, will be leaving the Chamber effective in the second quarter, the Chamber announced Monday.

No reason was given for Corcoran’s departure.

Corcoran has been with the Chamber since 2010. He oversaw its rebranding from what had been the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce to its broader-reaching Northern Virginia Chamber model.

“Jim’s contribution to the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce since 2010 has been outstanding. Jim played an integral role in the Chamber’s growth and success during his eight-year tenure, making the Northern Virginia Chamber one of the preeminent business membership organizations in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. region,” the Chamber said in a statement.

Corcoran has also served on the Metro Board since 2015, representing Virginia.

The Northern Virginia Chamber said Stacy Stathopoulos, chief operating officer, and Michael Forehand, senior vice president, will co-manage day-to-day operations during the transition period.

The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce has 650 local employees as members who employ more than 500,000 people in the region.

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