The Midway Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that Chad Kulas has been hired as its new executive director. He fills the vacancy created by Kari Canfield’s departure in April.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to bring Chad on as our new executive director,” Midway Chamber chairman Dan Leggett said in a statement. “Chad brings with him a strong connection to this community as well as the knowledge, creativity and experience that will help the chamber and its members continue to grow during this time of change for the Midway area and local businesses.”

Said Kulas: “I am excited to have the chance to help lead this great organization at such an important time, The Midway Chamber represents what is really the heart of our metro area and there are great opportunities to build on its recent success and make this an even stronger and more active organization.”

Kulas has worked for the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Saint Paul and most recently was public affairs manager for a local management consultation firm specializing in chambers of commerce.

The Midway Chamber represents more than 320 businesses and organizations.

For more information, visit www.midwaychamber.com