Maud Daudon, president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce since 2012, plans to step down once a successor is selected in the next few months.

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Maud Daudon, president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce since 2012, plans to step down once a successor is selected in the next few months.

In a message to the chamber’s board and staff Thursday, she said her priorities for the chamber have been “creating a great economy, caring for our natural and cultural environment and not leaving anyone behind in the journey,” and “we have made great strides together” toward those goals.

In a message accompanying her announcement, Chamber Board Chair Heather Redman called Daudon “a visionary and energetic leader” and said the organization will conduct a national search for her replacement.

Daudon wrote that she is “ready for the next phase of my professional life” but did not detail her plans. Her career has included stints as deputy mayor under Paul Schell, as chief financial officer at the Port of Seattle, and as head of Seattle-Northwest Securities, an investment firm.

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