Schuckman resigns as executive director at Nonprofit Chamber of Services

Executive director Perry Schuckman has resigned from the Nonprofit Chamber of Services of Sedgwick County, according to a news release issued Friday from Shelley Duncan, chairwoman of the organization’s board.

Schuckman said the decision to leave had been in the works for awhile. Reached by phone, he said he was thinking about running for a public office, and he didn’t think a campaign for elected office would mesh well with his duties as an executive with a nonprofit.

He said he had not decided with certainty what office he might run for.

Schuckman had served as executive director since May 2005.

“I think we did a really great job of building up our organization to where we were working with 450 in 2012,” he said, adding that the chamber had helped member organizations increase their capacity and improve services.

According to the release, the search for Schuckman’s successor will begin immediately, and Deborah Donaldson will serve as interim director.