For the past six and a half years, Sue Gillingham has been front and center of all things Coronado business. Building a business, a community, and a brand has been a highlight of her career at the Chamber, and we wish her luck in the next chapter of her life enjoying her beautiful granddaughters and all that retired life in Coronado has to offer!
Sue became Executive Director at The Coronado Chamber of Commerce in 2015. Before that, The Gillinghams also built the 1906 Lodge here in town. Not only are the residents of Coronado philanthropists and advocates, but a military family and business owners as well. There are few people who encompass what it really means to be a Coronadan, more than Sue Gillingham.
Sue’s all hands on deck leadership and unwavering commitment to the Coronado community is the perfect example of what some call “meeting the moment”; doing everything possible to get through the hardest moments that require grit and optimism; surviving the pandemic and keeping our businesses afloat during devastating shutdowns. Time after time, Sue’s resilient spirit and optimistic approach was the silver lining that many business owners in Coronado needed.
We are so grateful to Sue for her mentorship, positivity, leadership, and stability. We sincerely hope she enjoys the next stage of enjoying her retirement.