President & CEO
Jenny MacMurdo joined the Carmel Chamber staff as President/CEO in June of 2017, after serving as the Lemoore (CA) Chamber of Commerce CEO for three years. She obtained her 3 year Academy Certification from Western Association of Chamber Executives in 2018, and was a finalist for the 2016 Hammer Memorial Award. Jenny is a member of the Carmel-by-the-Sea Rotary and also serves on the Visit Carmel Board of Directors. Jenny has a BA and an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Before moving to California and joining the Chamber World, she taught theatre for 8 years, was a freelance director, and served as the Artistic Director for SIUC’s summerstock theatre company for two seasons.
Her effective communication, critical thinking, creative leadership, and collaborative skills fuel her passion for assisting business owners and entrepreneurs realize their full potential, developing community collaborations, and fostering the development of strong future leaders.