Regional Chamber Names Boyarko COO

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber today announced the promotion of Sarah Boyarko to chief operating officer.

Boyarko, who joined the Regional Chamber in October 2006, became vice president of economic development in 2012 and was named senior vice president in 2015.

As COO, Boyarko will support the chamber’s efforts “to deliver quality services that members, investors and the business community have grown accustomed to,” according to the news release announcing her appointment. She will continue with her responsibilities in the economic development division.

“The creation of a chief operating officer position and the appointment of Sarah Boyarko will create additional senior management capacity to oversee the chamber’s various and diverse programs, initiatives and divisions,” said James Dignan, president and CEO of the Regional Chamber. “In her new role she’ll be focused on greater internal alignment of our departments and individual services to ensure success in reaching our strategic goals, as well as inclusive economic growth and deeper local engagement across the region.”

A resident of Boardman, Boyarko earned her bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees from Youngstown State University. She represents the Regional Chamber as a Northeast Ohio area director and board member of the Ohio Economic Development Association, Team NEO Business Development Council and Working Group and the Akron Children’s Hospital Leadership Council.

She also is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Mahoning Valley and 2009 Mahoning Valley Young Professionals 40 Under 40 Award nominee.

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