BUCKSPORT — A local woman described as a “familiar player” at the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has been hired as the organization’s new executive director.
Bucksport resident Leslie Wombacher has been selected for the post, according to a press release from the chamber.
Wombacher is credited with founding the annual Ghostport Festival held in October and was a contributor to the walking map produced by the chamber and the town of Bucksport in 2011.
She also is a member of the Friends of Fort Knox Board of Directors and leads networking activities sponsored by the nonprofit, Bucksport-based group Maine Women in Biz.
As the chamber’s executive director, Wombacher’s new responsibilities will include expanding the chamber’s membership base, enhancing the group’s web presence and working “with other stakeholders to promote Bucksport as a prime tourist destination and a great place to do business,” according to the press release.
Wombacher also will be in charge of managing the Bucksport Bay Festival starting next year. This year, she will work with retiring director Jim Zeman on overseeing the event, which is scheduled for Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28.
With her husband, John, Wombacher runs Sundial Framing & Photography in Bucksport, where she has lived for the past decade.
Prior to living in Bucksport, Wombacher lived in Ohio, where she ran a camera store and taught photography courses.
Wombacher, in her own words, is a “self-motivated team player able to think creatively, raise funds and manage budgets.”