By Staff Reports
(Hesperia)– The Hesperia Chamber Board of Directors has selected Brad Letner as President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 22, 2014. Letner succeeds Yvonne Woytovich, who led the Chamber for the past seven years.
“We are very excited to welcome Brad to the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce,” said Shannon Shannon, Chairman of the Board for the Hesperia Chamber. “Brad has gained incredible experience over his career that will benefit our Chamber, our local businesses and the High Desert as a whole. We look forward to working with him and the growth that he will bring to the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce.”
Letner recently retired from the United States Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During the past ten years, Letner served two tours in Afghanistan, and two tours at the Army’s Emergency Operations Center at the Pentagon. He also has experience as a Global Transportation Planner, a Market Analyst, and the Western Region Operations Officer, for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. His awards include the Bronze Star, Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal. He holds a Master’s Degree in Communication from Spring Arbor University and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
“I am tremendously honored the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce chose me to serve this great organization and community,” said Brad Letner. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to work with local business leaders after being away for so long.”