Maureen Hunt, the Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce executive director, has been named the 2012 Professional of the Year by the Hermosa Beach Rotary Club.
Hunt was honored at the club’s weekly luncheon last Tuesday.
Hunt, who was named to the HB Chamber executive director's post in December of 2011 after serving as its interim executive director, was selected for her "high ethical standards and integrity" and for being a "supportive and enthusiastic leader in the business community," according to the club, which also cited her many years of volunteer efforts with various charities. The club said Hunt is "making a difference in the community."
Hunt began as the chamber's office manager in 2003. Before that, she was the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce's communications director for four years. Prior to that, she was a successful business owner for 23 years as a North American Van Lines franchise owner.
Past recipients of the HB Rotary Club's Professional of the Year award include Steve Collins of Hermosa Beach Cyclery and Robb Fulcher of the Easy Reader.