Communications and Program Director Andrea Jorgenson has stepped down from her role at the Hudson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, the board announced last week.

Jorgenson has been hired as the community service manager for Xcel Energy.

"We thank Andrea for her years of service and wish her the best of luck in her exciting new endeavor," the board said.

Jorgenson's last day will be Sept. 26. She will finish off her time with the chamber with the annual Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival.

Jorgenson will continue to assist with the introduction of a new chamber president after former president Blake Fry left in August.

The board said the chamber is continuing its services and events as planned with the work of the staff and the board.

"We are confident that the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau will emerge from this transitional period as strong as ever," the board stated.