New director joins GLMV chamber
Updated: February 11, 2013 4:45PM
LIBERTYVILLE — After a two-month search, officials with the GLMV Chamber of Commerce said last week they chose member Ray Mullen to head the organization.
Mullen and his family moved to Mundelein in 1983 and eventually brought their family-owned Debbie’s Floral Shop with them a few years later.
The shop was a chamber member for more than 20 years until the Mullens sold it in late 2011. While his wife was the store manager, Mullen contributed during evening and weekend hours.
But Mullen’s primary career was in corporate sales.
For the past three years, Mullen sold printing-related machines and parts for MarquipWardUnited – a global merchant. Before that, he spent 18 years with Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses, working his way up to vice president of marketing and sales.
Now as director of the chamber, Mullen coordinates networking events, topical workshops, forums with elected officials and publicity events in the community.
“I am extremely enthusiastic to serve as the GLMV executive director,” Mullen said in a prepared statement. “There is no better business community to be part of than the GLMV. I look forward to meeting with business owners, leaders, members, and helping the chamber continue to grow in membership and services.”
The chamber serves 535 businesses throughout Green Oaks, Libertyville, Mundelein and Vernon Hills.
Alese Campbell served as the chamber’s executive director for two years until she stepped down on Oct. 31 after accepting a management-level position at Shaw Media.
Mullen’s appointment was announced at the chamber’s annual gala late last month at the Cuneo Mansion and Gardens in Vernon Hills. He officially began his duties with the chamber earlier this month.~,