Planey to New York

A top executive with the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber is resigning.

Eric Planey, the chamber’s vice president for International Business Attraction, will resign to take an international banking position in New York.

Planey will leave in mid-September to take the position of vice president and client executive for the Leveraged Finance & Financial Sponsors Group for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in New York, according to the chamber.

Planey, a Youngstown native, started with the chamber in July 2009 to attract international businesses to the area and help local businesses grow in the export market, a news release says.

Planey was involved in the regional TechBelt Initiative, serving as co-chair, and was the chamber’s point person in working with the growing oil and gas industry and its supply chain.

“Eric has been a significant asset to the Chamber over the past four years,” said chamber president Tom Humphries in a statement. “His work in international business attraction, the TechBelt and helping to grow the oil and gas supply chain has helped strengthen our Mahoning Valley economy. We wish him well in his new position in New York.”

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