We are excited to announce some significant changes that have been approved by our Board of Directors. Effective October 1, we will be implementing new organizational changes that will streamline the structure of the Chamber.
We are thrilled to announce that Jackie Huitt has been promoted to Senior Vice President of our newly named Revenue Development Department. In this role, she will lead the Chamber’s sales team and manage a portfolio of major investor accounts. Evelyn Lucas, Shani Seidel, and Kim Westbrook-MacDonald have also been promoted to Senior Relationship Managers under Jackie’s guidance. We will also be hiring two additional Relationship Managers – stay tuned as we will announce these new hires in the coming weeks and months.
Teja Wright will also be taking on new responsibilities in the Revenue Development Department. She will manage key Chamber events including the annual Golf Tournament and support the delivery of Board of Advisors benefits. She will also continue to lead our Young Professionals Network.
As a part of the new structure, Event Managers Walker Hinerman and Sarah Sterling will now join the Marketing and Communications Department. Taylor Cogsdale has been promoted to Senior Project Manager and will be responsible for aligning event management with existing communications project management.
We will also be hiring a Vice President to lead our Member Services and Small Business Department, which will replace the Membership Engagement Department. This department will include signature events, professional development programming, and small business programming. We plan to expand our small business programming over the course of the year with Shanita Robinson also being promoted to Member Services and Small Business Director.
In addition to the above changes and promotions, we can now also announce several merit promotions in recognition of outstanding performance in their roles. Kathryn Yoakum has been promoted to Government Affairs Manager, Megan Taylor to Database Manager, and Shana Overdorf to Vice President of Leadership Development. The entire Chamber team is excited about these changes and believes they will help us better serve our members and the community. Please join us in congratulating our staff on all their new roles!