Davie chamber gets new president

Published 9:28 am Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming changes in chamber staff.

At the June board meeting, Chamber President Carolyn McManamy announced her resignation to accept a newly-created Davie Economic Development Commission position that will focus on aligning workforce resources to business needs as well as working with schools to increase student exposure to 21st century skill requirements and career opportunities in Davie. The workforce position is one of the top recommendations contained in the EDC’s recently completed strategic plan.

Following her resignation, the chamber board met to determine the transition process and unanimously approved hiring a new president. They interviewed Caroline Moser, who expressed strong interest in the position and came highly recommended.

On Tuesday, June 19 the board hired Moser to serve as the new chamber president. She has been with the chamber since early 2014 as the membership dervices director.  Since her arrival, membership has grown rapidly and new benefits have been introduced to better serve a growing business community.

McManamy joined the chamber in 2008 and has served as president since early 2010.

“During Carolyn’s tenure as president the chamber has prospered and she has positioned it well for continued success. We wish her every success in her new role continuing to serve the business community,” said Brad Chapman, chair of the board of directors.

“We chose Caroline because she not only brings a high level of energy and experience to the position, but she has done very well for the chamber in her current position. She came highly recommended and we felt that she was the best choice for the job,” said Chapman.

McManamy’s resignation will become effective following a transitional period to prepare Moser for her new role as president and to hire a new membership services director.

The mission of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce is to serve its members through leadership, advocacy, education and partnerships – fostering a thriving economic climate throughout Davie County. For more than 48 years the Davie Chamber has served the business community throughout Davie and the towns of Mocksville, Bermuda Run and Cooleemee.

“With professional staff, dedicated volunteers and an involved board of directors, the Davie chamber continues to promote the economic and civic interests and provide leadership on issues which impact the economy and quality of life in Davie County,” Chapman said.

For information about the chamber, visit chamber@daviecounty.com or call 336.751.3304.