Nick Masino (SPECIAL PHOTO)

Masino tapped as next CEO of Gwinnett Chamber

A familiar face has been tapped as the next CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber. 

Nick Masino — chief economic development officer for Partnership Gwinnett, the Chamber’s economic development arm — will take over the reins effective July 1. Current CEO Dan Kaufman announced in January that he is retiring after six years in the position.

“The Chamber conducted a rigorous search for Dr. Kaufman's successor, resulting in the interviews of six very capable finalists, with Nick emerging as the unanimous choice of the search committee and the Board of Directors,” Chamber Board Chairman Tom Andersen said in a news release. “Nick brings incredible energy and dynamism to the job, with great experience in having directed economic development for the Chamber through the Partnership Gwinnett initiative for over a decade.”

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Masino worked in the recruiting and staffing industry — and served two terms as the mayor of Suwanee — before joining Partnership Gwinnett in 2007. He served as the county’s top economic development recruiter.

The press release issued Friday morning credited him and his team with bringing approximately 250 company expansions or relocations and more than 23,000 new jobs to Gwinnett during his tenure.

Masino is a graduate of The Ohio State University and a father of three.

The Gwinnett Chamber is one of the largest suburban chambers of commerce in the United States. 

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