Carolina Cooney is stepping down from her role as executive director of Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Cooney, who has been the executive director for two years, submitted her resignation letter in March but will continue to serve the chamber in a hybrid capacity, the chamber said in a statement. 

The search for her replacement has not yet begun, but chamber board president Greg Orcutt said he was excited to find someone to help continue the chamber’s mission.

“We want to find somebody who is familiar with the way people use media and make their vacation plans,” Mr. Orcutt said in a phone interview Tuesday, “The job has changed because media has changed, people’s vacationing has changed.”

Ms. Cooney started as the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce in April 2022. Before that, she worked at Oak Bluffs Library after moving to Martha’s Vineyard in 2011.

When she started, Ms. Cooney saw opportunities for Island businesses in the shoulder season, and she worked with Seastreak to help get the ferry line to run commuter trips from New Bedford in the winter

“There is a lot of opportunity for someone who is very ambitious and very interested in getting deeply involved in the community,” Ms. Cooney told the Gazette. “It is quite challenging and you have to have a thick skin and be very level headed.”