The former administrator of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, who quit one year ago after the failure of a major concert that left the chamber reeling with debt, has been rehired to the post.
Michael Ryan, 35, who returned to the chamber two months ago to sell advertising for its monthly newspaper, was reappointed as administrator Nov. 1 when his successor, Gerald Enis, resigned Oct. 31, Ryan said.
"I am elated to be back," Ryan said. "The best thing I can do for the chamber is come back stronger and smarter and more dedicated than I was before."
Ryan had been working as administrator for five years when he arranged a two-day rock festival featuring country and rock 'n' roll greats. The plan, Ryan said, was to use concert profits to build a new office building for the Chamber of Commerce.