The Maryville Chamber of Commerce has announced that Lily White, Northwest Missouri State University alumni, has been named executive director.
White has previously worked in the event coordinating department for Northwest Missouri State University where she oversaw the planning and execution of many university events. She has also previously held the office administrative position at Point O’Pines Camp for Girls in Brant Lake, New York.
“Having experienced the Maryville community while I was a student, I’m very excited about the opportunity to return and influence growth for the businesses here,” White said.
White, who holds a bachelor’s degree in park and recreation management, also has experience in budgeting projects, fundraising and organizing large groups.
Among her duties will be working with the more than 250 members of the Chamber of Commerce, promoting and executing community and networking events, serving as liaison with city officials and Chamber ambassadors and directing the Maryville License Bureau.
“My goal as executive director is to help increase the membership of the Chamber and promote all businesses while making Maryville’s charm shine through.”
steps in for Jordyn Swalley, who served as executive director before taking a
position at Maryville Parks & Recreation earlier this fall. Chamber board
president Brandon Stanley is confident that White will build on the momentum Swalley
worked hard to generate for Chamber membership and the Maryville community.
”Lily’s enthusiasm for Maryville and event planning experience will make her a great leader in the community and a tremendous asset,” Stanley said. “The chamber’s board looks forward to working with her to help strengthen our businesses in the community while helping drive growth.”
White began her new duties on Monday, September 26. Community members are encouraged to welcome her to the community at the Chamber’s First Friday Coffee event on Friday, October 7 at the Maryville Daily Forum. For more information, please contact the Chamber at (660) 582-8643.