The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce has announced that Victoria Northrup, president & CEO, has resigned her position. Northrup’s last day will be July 31, 2015 according to Chairwoman Tarilyn Fazekas. She has served in this capacity since November, 2009.
Ms. Northrup accepted the position as CEO with Aloha Financial Services (formerly Aloha Telephone) based in Melbourne, FL and her effective start date will be August 3, 2015. Her new responsibilities will include leading the company in sales and marketing. The company was recently acquired by IV-L, Inc., financial services company headquartered in San Diego, CA and commenced business as a financial enterprise on January 1, 2015. “We look forward to Ms. Northrup joining our team in Brevard County,” stated Aloha’s Board, “as we launch the company in a new direction combining telecommunications with financial services.”
Northrup’s extensive corporate background included sales and marketing for start up companies in the alternative fuel and electric vehicle markets having worked for Bombardier Motor Corporation, Ford Motor Corporation, ZENN headquartered in Toronto, Canada and TH!NK North America, based in Norway.
“My experience leading the Palm Bay Chamber afforded me the opportunity to meet and interact with many of Brevard County’s leaders and I am excited to be able to introduce them to this new financial telecommunications program,” stated Northrup.
Northrup held seats on the Bayfront Redevelopment Board, the Community Development Advisory Board both in Palm Bay as well as the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast Marketing board. She also mentored for the IGNITE 360 program through weVENTURE, formerly the Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech and participated in the county’s Blue Ribbon Transportation Panel to investigate solutions to the road issues that affect Brevard.
Northrup’s background also included years in the marketing and advertising industries and served a one year term as president for the Space Coast Advertising Federation. She has earned numerous advertising awards through her work. The Chamber will replace the position as soon as a qualified candidate has been identified. Interested candidates should direct inquiries or resumes to the Chamber’s general mailbox at email@example.com.