published: Sunday, June 17, 2012
Sottile leaves chamber for Raceway
By ED BALDRIDGE
SEBRING - Sebring Chamber of Commerce President and Executive Director Kristie Sottile resigned Friday.
In an e-mail to the Sebring Chamber members, Sottile announced that she has accepted a position as marketing director for the Sebring International Raceway.
"Since you all know how much I love being a part of this great chamber, and having such wonderful members to serve, I wanted to personally let each and every one of you know that you will be able to find me somewhere other than the chamber come the beginning of July ... and where would that be? Well none other than the prestigious Sebring International Raceway!" Sottile wrote on Friday.
"I will be parting from the chamber to take over the marketing for our hometown racing landmark, but have no fear, this phenomenal chamber will continue to keep rockin' and rollin'!" she wrote.
"I can't thank you all enough for the tremendous support you've given me during my tenure at the chamber, and for making this such a fabulous job. I have had the privilege to work with some of the most stellar individuals and businesses around this great county, and I look forward to continuing to do so with the Raceway," Sottile wrote.
"This chamber continues to progress and succeed due to all of our wonderful members and I hope you will continue to give them your full support as they continue to make Sebring amazing.
"Over the next couple of weeks I will keep you all informed of what is going on at the chamber," she wrote.
Sottile was hired as the chamber's executive director in April of 2011.
Congratulations (by: Miss K - 6/19/2012)
I don't know why people feel the need to make inaccurate assumptions about others. Kristie earned her job at the chamber and through hard work and dedication did a great job. The Chamber seems to have a high turnover and that says a lot on it's own. Ms. Sottile has a right to accept any job like anyone else. She did not get the job because of her name. She does not have a big name, nor does any of her family members have any pull in the city. I come from a fortunate family and no one handed me a job. The girl deserves credit for being well educated and having a good work ethic.
Great Job Kristie (by: Matt - 6/18/2012)
wow, somebody didn't get their poptarts this morning (by: LadyB - 6/18/2012)
Don't know Ms. Sottile at all, but I was dismayed at the snippy comments about her new job. What does it serve other than making you look petty and jealous? Congrats Ms. Sottile. Go prove this negative Nellies wrong.
Good for her (by: You Go Girl! - 6/18/2012)
Why consider someone working hard, then moving on to something better- at more pay- a bad thing? She's still in the community and will still be promoting the area. I think it's GREAT she can earn more. Seems this is the only way you can earn more nowadays...move on because raises and retention pay no longer exist
Sounds Like Envy to Me (by: bepositiveforonce - 6/17/2012)
Let me guess, you guys either didn't put in for the position or you two didn't get picked ? Privileged ? Try highly motivated and educated. Excelling in Life is human nature. Quit wasting your time on "jealousy" and submit your resume' for the opening at the chamber. As far as D.C., if she can turn Washington around the way she turned the Chamber around, I'll vote for her!
Revolving door (by: Asdfjkl; - 6/17/2012)
How about hiring someone who isn't just using this position as a stepping stone to something else?
Priviledged, I'm sure... (by: foodforthought - 6/17/2012)
It looks like in this county only a Sottile, like her can pick and choose which job and at what salary she's willing to accept. She'll be in D.C. one day soon, I'm sure.
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