ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce president and chief executive officer Chris Steinocher told chamber members Friday he is taking a short-term medical leave to be treated for prostate cancer.
“It’s going to be okay,” Steinocher, 55, told chamber members in an mail. “We caught it early, allowing Juli (his wife) and me plenty of time to seek out the best path for a long healthy life.”
Steinocher has led the chamber for 8½ years. In his absence, he said chamber chairman Bill Kent will continue to lead the organization’s board and vice president of finance and administration Elizabeth McMurray would lead the staff.
“I’m confident our amazing team and our dedicated board will keep our efforts moving forward,” he said.