Mark Ketley, president of the Wilton Chamber of Commerce, announced yesterday (Dec. 15) that the chamber’s Board of Directors has named Wilton resident Debra Hanson as its new executive director. She replaces Janeen Leppert, who resigned from the position in October.

“Debra is no stranger to the Wilton community and to the Chamber. She has been involved as a volunteer on the board of the Wilton Chamber for many years, serving on the board for six terms, was a VP of community relations for several terms and also served as Board president,” Ketley wrote in a press release.

Hanson formerly worked with The Hour Publishing Company and C&G Media. She is an advertising media sales and management professional with more than 20 years of experience in Fairfield County, including Wilton.

“We are excited to bring Debra on board as our new executive,” Ketley adds. “We interviewed many qualified applicants, but Debra’s experience in marketing and advertising, plus her history with Wilton businesses through her past work as a chamber board member, really made her stand out as a person that is going to take the Chamber to the next level”

Hanson will officially begin her duties on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.