Erica Dial

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Erica M. Dial , CEO

Erica Dial

CEO

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Erica Dial's Bio

Introduction

Erica Dial will be the new chief executive officer for the Greater Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce, chamber President Bryan Kelley announced this week.

Dial was chosen for the position at the conclusion of a multi-state search to find a successor for Sue VanRuff, who is retiring after 12 years as CEO.

“I’m very excited to take over as CEO of the Maple Valley Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce and will continue the great work that Sue and others have established,” Dial said. “I am passionate about serving my community and especially all the businesses that make places like Maple Valley-Black Diamond a great place to live and do business.”

Dial only recently arrived in Washington. She grew up in northern Wisconsin and went to college at the University of Minnesota, where she received bachelor and master’s degrees in business with a marketing emphasis. After college, she worked in marketing for several companies in the Minneapolis area before returning to Wisconsin and starting a family. Dial was executive director of the Stoughton, Wis., chamber and had worked for that chamber as visitor services coordinator for about four years before being promoted to the top job.

Dial’s husband, Adam, who grew up in Renton but went to college in Wisconsin, accepted a job offer with Providence Health & Services in Seattle earlier this year and the family settled in Ravensdale. Their two children attend Tahoma schools.

Dial said she was just beginning to search for jobs when she learned that her new hometown’s chamber needed a CEO. She said she is eager to learn about her new community and to take an active role in its development.

“I look forward to partnering with other key community entities and although there is a lot to learn, I’m ready for the challenge,” she said. “Please feel free to stop by the chamber and say hi. My door is always open and I would love to get to know more about you and your business.”

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American Cancer Society

Volunteers Needed for American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley

Black Diamond/Covington/Maple Valley, WA  -The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in Black Diamond, Covington, and Maple Valley to be a part of the annual Relay For Life event scheduled for May 20th, 2017. Community volunteers lead and organize each local event with the support of Society staff. From assisting with planning the annual event to taking part the day-of, there are various volunteer opportunities for interested community members.

Interested community members are welcome to 2017 Event Lead, Jenene Wilmoth, via email at jenene23@gmail.com.

The Relay For Life program is a community-based event where teams and individuals come together at a school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team participates in raising funds to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to finish the fight against cancer. Our local event takes place at Cedar Heights Middle School starting at 11am and ending at 11pm.

"The Relay For Life movement is all about our community uniting to finish the fight against cancer," said Jenene Wilmoth, Event Lead. "We rely on the support of volunteers to help make the Black Diamond/Covington/Maple Valley event a success.”