Clayton County Chamber has fired CEO Statton, staff

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce, which supports bringing jobs to the south metro community, fired its leader, Jeremy Stratton, on Monday.

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The Clayton Chamber of Commerce, which supports bringing jobs to the south metro community, fired its leader, Jeremy Stratton, on Monday.

The Clayton Chamber of Commerce fired its leader 

Jeremy Stratton and his staff on Monday.

The business promotion organization did not provide a reason for the terminations in a note to the chamber community, but it said it was unrelated to other areas of concern.

“The termination follows incidents unrelated to the chamber's financial and business performance in which the board determined that Mr. Stratton's conduct fell short of the chamber's standards,” the chamber said.

Stratton, who also loses his job on the chamber board, came to the group in April 2016. He succeeded  Yulonda Darden Beauford, who resigned the previous year to take a job with the Atlanta Technical College.

The chamber board also announced it was letting go Monica Colbert, director of special events and membership services, and project coordinator Andree' Omoregbee.

The terminations are immediate and the chamber said it plans to name an interim leader Dec. 1 when the organization reopens its offices after the Thanksgiving holidays.

“This was a difficult decision, but the board looks forward to continuing to execute the chamber's current strategic plan while we search for the chamber's next CEO," Board Chairman Charles Reed Jr. said.