MOUNT DESERT — Wendy Todd has been named director of the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Micki Sumpter, who has retired.
Her first day in the part-time position was Aug. 17.
Todd was previously a nurse care coordinator at the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora. She and her husband and two daughters, one in high school and one in college, moved from Colorado to Great Cranberry Island in January.
“Maine captured our hearts as tourists,” she said. “It’s a beautiful place and a great place to immerse in nature. That was the draw.”
She is a volunteer with the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society and the island’s Ladies Aid Society.
Asked what appealed to her about the Chamber director’s job, Todd said, “It matches my leadership skills quite well, and it keeps me in a position of connecting with people and building relationships.”
Lisa Parsons, president of the Chamber board of directors, said of Todd, “Wendy navigated complex care issues through effective communication and collaboration. As director for the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce, she will apply the same passion, leadership and advocacy to working with business and community members to support their needs.
“Her background in coalition building, along with her early and active involvement in the Cranberry Isles community, were attributes we thought would be assets to the Chamber and our community.”