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    The Richland Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Jodie A. Perry, IOM has been selected as the Chamber’s new President.  The Richland Area Chamber’s Board of Directors approved Perry for the position after they conducted an extensive local and  nationwide search.  Perry will begin work in her new position on July 7th.

    Perry returns to the area with successful Chamber experience having most recently served as President & CEO of the Greece, New York Chamber of Commerce since December, 2006.  In that role she was responsible for overseeing the operations of the 800 member organization.  She also served as the Vice-President of the Greece Chamber Charitable Foundation and President of Greece Chamber Benefit Partners, a fully licensed insurance brokerage.

    Prior to her position of President & CEO of the Greece Chamber, Perry led the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce and served on staff at the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce, both located in Ohio.  She also worked as the Deputy Chief Clerk for the US Senate Banking Committee.

    In 2008, Perry graduated from the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management earning the IOM designation.  She also served as the Treasurer of the Chamber Alliance of New York State.  In 2010 she was recognized as a “Woman of Distinction” by NYS Senator Joseph Robach.  The importance of business was instilled at a young age as she grew up in a family of entrepreneurs.

    “I am honored to join the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Perry.  “The work of the Chamber is vital to the economic success of the community.  I look forward to working with the Board, staff and volunteers to continue to build an organization that meets and exceeds the expectations of the members and the community.”

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