Seymour native named new chamber president


A Seymour native is returning home to lead the city’s chamber of commerce.

Dan Robison, 47, a 1990 Seymour High School graduate, has been selected president of the Seymour Chamber of Commerce, the organization’s board of directors announced in a news release Monday.

His hiring is effective March 2. He succeeds Tricia Bechman, who resigned in November 2019 after serving the chamber for five and a half years.

Robison currently lives in Clearwater, Florida, but said he and his family plan to move to Seymour later this month.

Growing up in a small town, he said some of his peers couldn’t wait to leave Seymour and “get out and see the world.”

While he started a family and has lived in Florida since August 2001, Robison said he is excited to get back to his hometown.

“I’ve always loved the fact that I was from Seymour, loved the community, had great pastors, teachers and neighbors that looking back invested a lot into my life,” Robison said. “It just happens that life did take me away from Seymour, so to have the opportunity to come back now is just awesome for me. I love Seymour, and I want to do everything I can to grow the community and make it a great place to work and live.”

Founded in 1931, the Seymour Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization focused on connecting, building and growing its members, businesses, partners and community. The organization’s vision is to be an engaged chamber, ensuring Seymour cultivates a thriving and prosperous business environment.

The chamber has a membership of 370 business and individual members, and Robison will become the ninth president in the chamber’s history, according to the news release.

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