Dave Schwartz, co-founder of TrueNorth companies of Des Moines, which later became the Bearence Management Group, has been hired as president of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, according to a release. After working for Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc., Schwartz and Joe Teeling launched Bearence in 2005. Schwartz left the firm in 2012. He starts his new job May 19.