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The Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce has announced the hiring of Adam Deathe as the chamber’s new president and CEO. He replaces Linda Brown, who left to take a position with Randolph Community College. 

Chamber selects new president

ASHEBORO — The Asheboro-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has unanimously selected Adam Deathe as their new president and chief executive officer. He currently serves as president of Warroad Community Development in Warroad, Minnesota.

The new Chamber leader is recognized for his communication skills and experience as a marketer and collaborator.  Deathe’s abilities to move an organization to the next level of service, as well as his enthusiasm and energy, were key skill sets and traits that matched the chamber’s profile required of candidates interested in the position. Visioning and creativity were also skill sets the search committee looked for in candidates.  

Deathe was born in England and earned a Business Administration degree from the University of Derby and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, New Zealand. He began his work career as a Financial Dealer with IPS Capital Management in Bath, England. He also held positions with Anderselite as a Recruitment Consultant in Leeds, England; as Director of Oliver Thornton Recruitment in Sunderland, England; and as Economic and Regeneration Officer of the South Tyneside Council in South Shields, England.  

In 2014, Deathe became Manager of the Durham Business Improvement District in Durham, England. He focused his efforts on the creation of brands and events to develop and promote the city as well as championing partnerships working with city stakeholders.

In 2021, he moved to Atlanta to work as Director of Business Development for Avid Wealth Management Group LLC. 

In his current position with Warroad Community Development, Deathe has led initiatives to develop a more sustainable and vibrant community for Warroad’s citizens and visitors, a vision that led to the development of Warroad Point Regional Park and other public access areas.

“I am thrilled to be coming to Asheboro and Randolph County as the new leader of the Chamber,” Deathe said.  “I have been looking for the right community to build upon the skill sets that I have learned over the past several years and be a part of a growing area. 

“With the announcement of many new businesses locating in the Asheboro region and a strong existing business community, I believe the Chamber can expand upon the solid foundation of programs that are already in place and initiate new and innovative approaches to serving our members.”

Deathe will begin his new role at the Chamber on July 15, after moving to Asheboro.

The president’s role is to serve as the lead spokesperson for the Chamber and strategic initiatives, representing the organization’s interests to the media, elected officials, and all community and organizational stakeholders. Furthermore, the president is accountable for the proficient management of all resources at the chamber’s disposal, including team members and volunteer efforts. 

The Chamber initiated an extensive executive search process last November following the resignation of Linda Brown, who left the president’s position to take a role with Randolph Community College. Several professionals were vetted for the position to lead the Chamber.