New Farmington Chamber President/CEO

The Farmington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Church as its new President/CEO. Church will replace Audra Winters, who is stepping down after 5 years on the job. Church's first day is January 21st.

From the Farmington Chamber of Commerce:

The Farmington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Jamie Church as its new President/CEO. Church will replace Audra Winters, who is stepping down after 5 years on the job. Church's first day is January 21st.

 

Church was employed as the Development Director of the Childhaven Foundation for 12 years and was committed to sharing the mission of Childhaven and working to continuously raise funds to support this amazing organization and the work they do to help and protect at-risk children and youth in our community. Following her time with the Childhaven Foundation, Church went to work for her Alma Mater, Fort Lewis, as an Officer of Development and Major Gifts.

 

When the opportunity for the President/CEO Position at the Farmington Chamber came along, she knew it was a job she must pursue. Church is passionate about helping to promote this area and everything positive about Farmington; she became involved in the "Jolt Your Journey" Campaign two years ago and serves as the chairwoman of the Farmington Branding Alliance "Live" Committee where she helped launch the monthly, free "Focus on Farmington Coffees" to welcome new people to the Farmington community in addition to helping long term residents see Farmington in a new light. She recently helped to organize the "largest sunset outdoor yoga event in Farmington" and the first annual yoga festival and hopes to help promote both the yoga and the outdoor recreation industry initiative as well as other possibilities that might attract new business or industry to Farmington.

 

Church has served on the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for two consecutive terms. She is a Farmington Redcoat Ambassador, and is the Chairwoman for the Membership Committee and also serves on the Health and Wellness Committee and the Special Events and Promotions Committee and believes that helping to promote and support local business owners and their employees is one of the most important ways that she can serve her community and pay tribute to her own father who was a small business owner in Durango.

 

"On the behalf of the Chamber Search Committee and the Executive Committee we would like to thank all of the strong applicants. All we are sad to see Winters leave us she has been a great leader and will always have a place in our hearts. The Board of Directors could not be more pleased to have Church's vision and passion. She is accomplished, experienced and will be a valuable addition and leader in the Farmington business community" Adam Kinney, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Farmington Chamber states.

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