Binn leaves Chamber-EDC

Brian Binn, president of military affairs council for the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, is leaving the organization after six years to pursue a new career.

He did not reveal his career plans.

“I hope that from the perspective of the community, and our military partners, I have been able to make a positive contribution, with the help of many, toward enhancing the military/community partnership we enjoy and the understanding and appreciation of our military throughout the state,” he said in a prepared statement.  “I’m looking forward to this career change but know I will miss being a part of moving our organization forward under Joe’s (Raso) leadership.”

Under Binn’s leadership, the membership of the Military Affairs Council nearly doubled and attracted a broader representation from diverse sectors of the community.  He plans to remain a member of the MAC.

Binn is one of 12 employees who have left or been laid off from the newly merged Chamber and EDC. Last month, four employees — all with the former Chamber — were cut. Stephannie Finley, the Chamber’s president of governmental affairs and public policy, left in the spring.

“Brian’s service and contributions to this community, the MAC and our military partners have been substantial and he will be truly missed,” said DeForest “Forey” Hamilton, chair of the Military Affairs Committee and Boeing Company director, Colorado Springs Field Office. “On behalf of the MAC membership, I wish him every success in his new endeavors.”