For more than 30 years I have worked in organization management, the last 16 of those with chambers of commerce and chamber of commerce professionals throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Having managed chambers, I know firsthand what it takes to wear all the hats and just make it work on a daily basis! There are NEVER enough hours in a day, and there is no such thing as a Monday-through-Friday, 9-5 work schedule.
I understand how much you care about your members and how important it is to engage with them personally. I also know that, frequently, personal engagement takes a back seat when you are in the weeds for a big event, advocating on a major issue, responding to a community crisis, dealing with the loss of a major industry, navigating a change in leadership--the list goes on. I have done it, I get it, and I want to help!