Karen Wright has resigned as executive director of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce, a position she has held for the past three years.

"We hate losing Karen, she is a remarkable and outstanding person who has shown great commitment and leadership," Chamber president David Leatherwood said.

Wright submitted a letter of resignation to board members last week.

She will continue to serve as the director of the Economic Development Corporation and remain involved in the Ben Hogan Legacy Museum project, a project she describes as "close to my heart."

Wright said she has enjoyed her time with the chamber and working with the committed group of men and women in Dublin.

"They are supportive, encouraging and just plain fun to work with," Wright said Wednesday.

Wright's resignation comes on the heels of the annual St. Patrick's Day Festival.

"I am leaving at the conclusion of the St. Patrick's Festival, which was very successful thanks to the tireless efforts of an outstanding executive committee," Wright stated in a press release.

The board will meet Thursday, April 7, to discuss Wright's replacement.

"We are not going to rush it, we want to find a quality replacement to fill Karen's shoes," Leatherwood said.