Peter Crowley will retire from his post as president and chief executive at Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber on Dec. 31 after nearly 13 years.
During his tenure, Crowley grew PMRC into one of the largest chambers in New Jersey with more than 12,000 contacts and 1,600 members. He introduced innovative programming and events to help members network and grow their businesses, including its New Jersey Conference for Women, which according to the PMRC has grown to the largest of its kind in the state.
Crowley was part of the leadership team that in 2018 merged the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, which resulted in savings of more than $1 million for its members.
“Peter has dedicated the last 12 years to this Chamber and the greater Mercer County business community. He has built valuable partnerships and initiatives that will serve our region for many years to come,” said Brenda Ross-Dulan, chair of the PMRC in a prepared statement.
PMRC’s board of directors will begin a search to identify Crowley’s replacement in the coming weeks.
“One of the greatest rewards of my career has been serving as CEO of the Chamber,” Crowley said in a prepared statement. “It is such a pleasure to represent our clients, who fuel our economy and create jobs. And despite the unprecedented times in which we find ourselves, the financial strength, quality of programming, and commitment and excellence of our staff, the PMRC is well positioned for continued success. We are also fortunate to have a board of directors that is made up of some the most talented leaders from some of the most successful companies in New Jersey and throughout the nation and world. This organization is poised and ready to help our members build new businesses and grow existing ones.”
Prior to his current role, Crowley was the founding president and CEO of The Bank of Princeton. He has lived in the area for nearly four decades.