Chamber announces leadership changes

Teresa Rankin retiring; Julie Bowen promoted

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Paul Lowrance named provisional president 

Recent leadership changes at the Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce position the organization to continue its record-setting growth in membership and service to members. 

Chamber Board Chair Heath Jenkins announced the changes, including the recent retirement of Vice President Teresa Rankin. Rankin served in the position for 13 years. 

“Teresa helped shape our Chamber into one of the fastest growing chambers in the region, stated Ted Hall, retired Montcross Area Chamber president. “Her knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication to our members have been invaluable.” 

Chamber leadership promoted Member Services Director Julie Bowen to Vice President of Member Services and Events. Said Jenkins, “Julie is a dedicated and hard-working member of our leadership team who has tremendous insight as to what it takes to continue serving our members and growing our organization.” 

Long-time Chamber member and former Board Chair Paul Lowrance of McKenney Family Dealerships was named Provisional President, temporarily filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Ted Hall on June 30. The search for a permanent president has just begun.  

A third staff position has been created but is not yet filled. Jenkins added, “The Montcross Area Chamber looks forward to the future as we continue to build bridges and tear down walls to bring people together.”

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