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DeKalb Chamber Welcomes Five to Board of Directors

DeKalb Chamber Welcomes Five to Board of Directors

New board members to be installed at DeKalb Chamber 79th Annual Meeting

DECATUR, Ga., – Feb. 9, 2017 – The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of five new members to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. New board members will serve a three-year term.

“We are excited to welcome five new executives to our Board of Directors and look forward to their contributions to the Chamber,” said Katerina Taylor, DeKalb Chamber President and CEO.
The new board members include:

  • Elaine Armstrong, Vice President of Marketing, Goodwill of North Georgia
  • Catherine Downey, Founder and CEO, CATMEDIA
  • Pete Hajjar, Founder and CEO, PRIME Business Advisors
  • Joe Quatro, Vice President of Commercial Banking – Middle Markets, Fifth Third Bank
  • Beverly Thomas, Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs, Kaiser Permanente
  • The new board members will be installed during the Chamber’s 79th Annual Meeting on Thursday, February 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street NW in Atlanta.

    MGM Resorts International President Bill Hornbuckle will serve as the keynote speaker. He will discuss MGM Resorts International and what a destination casino resort could mean for Georgia. If the Legislature and then voters approve the Constitutional Amendment, MGM Resorts has expressed interest in developing a truly unique resort in the Atlanta metropolitan area creating thousands of jobs and generating tens of millions of dollars in annual spending with local businesses.

    Tickets to the Annual Meeting are $150 for members and $175 for members. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.bit.ly/dcoc79am.

    The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization with the mission to support, promote and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With 79 years of service in the community, DeKalb Chamber focuses on four critical areas including education, workforce and economic development, public policy, and business member services. We are the primary resource for businesses in DeKalb County. For more information on DeKalb Chamber, please visit their website at www.dekalbchamber.org or call 404-378-8000.