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Sullivan County Chamber names new President/CEO
The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Executive Board and Board of Directors are excited to announce the hiring of our new President/CEO, Jaime Schmeiser.
After an exhaustive search the Board feels they have found the perfect fit in Jaime. She will start in her new role as the leader of the Chamber on October 1. Please see the following introductory letter from Jaime.
Dear Sullivan County Business Community,
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am Jaime Schmeiser, the new President/CEO of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. I’m incredibly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to assist, support, promote, and advocate on behalf of Sullivan County’s business community.
I am a native New Yorker who comes from a long line of commerce professionals, teachers, artists, philanthropists, and altruists. The principles of continued growth, conscious benevolence, collective advocacy, equitable education and vocation, are tenets that I value highly.
I am coming home to a state, a county and a community that I love after garnering twenty-four years of administration, leadership, and rural community economic development in Wyoming. I have worn many hats – from CEO to Board Member in a rural chamber of commerce, economic development partnerships, main street organizations, and non- profits concerned with affordable housing issues and poverty alleviation.
I also have played an active role in community partnership development, grant writing, and volunteer management with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity and Main Street USA.
These many roles allowed me to create successful programs which assisted in the development and expansion of business-client relationships while building and strengthening coalitions, and working with community stakeholders.
I am someone who supports inclusiveness, genuinely welcomes and celebrates diverse voices and perspectives, and enjoys working in a learning-centered environment.
I am truly excited for the future of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I look forward to building upon the existing member offerings as well as working with the Board to initiate others; all in an effort to expand the capacity of the organization to advance its mission and vision.
I am blessed to be joining a fantastic team and an inspiring community. I am excited to get to know the membership, meet the people, and explore the challenges that can make a true profound difference to our organization.
I sincerely welcome you along for what will be a very engaging and fulfilling ride. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to further strengthen and galvanize an amazing business community.
Please come and say hello. I would love to meet you!
Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc.