CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- There is a change coming to the leadership of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce.

On Tuesday, President Elizabeth Cromwell informed the chamber’s Board of Directors that she intends to step down next month.

She has been leading the chamber and its efforts to promote area businesses for four years.

The board has now appointed a search committee to find Cromwell’s replacement.

In the meantime, longtime staff member Andrea Copeland will serve as the interim president of the chamber.

According to a release, member programs and services will not be affected by the search for a new permanent president.

“Elizabeth led several high-profile strategic initiatives that have positioned the Chamber as a willing partner and convener, raising the stature of our organization,” said Guy Browning, the Immediate Past Chair of the Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “Just one example of recent success is the Project Rebound collaborative she spearheaded, which was recognized in 2021 by the International Facilitation Impact Awards. She also created the innovative Partners in Trust program, which continues to build fiscal stability for the organization. We are very grateful for both her vision and her stewardship.”

The release says Cromwell is planning to move to Massachusetts later this year to help with the building and opening of the Island Autism Center.