Former Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Chris Hall has joined the Greater Portland Council of Governments as director of regional initiatives.

Chris Hall

Hall’s responsibilities will include “forging partnerships between public, private, social service and education leaders to grow our economy,” council Executive Director Kristina Egan said in a news release Thursday.

Hall told the Portland Press Herald in February that he had decided to resign from his leadership role at the chamber to pursue new opportunities. He worked for the Maine State Chamber of Commerce for 17 years before joining the Portland chamber in 2006. He had been CEO since 2013.

In his new role, Hall will be responsible for leading the council’s development of a regional vision and plan for economic, social and environmental prosperity, as well as “organizing the region’s voice to express the priorities of communities in the Greater Portland and Lakes Region,” according to the release.

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