The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries announced the appointment of Kathy Duck as their new President and CEO. Duck’s first day in the role will be December 3.
As President and CEO, Duck will build and implement strategies to strengthen the business community in O’Fallon and surrounding areas. She will also focus on collaborative efforts with neighboring communities to enhance the quality of life in St. Charles County.
“We are very excited to have Kathy join the team,” said Bob Engert, of Edward Jones and 2018 Chair of the O’Fallon Chamber Board of Directors. “Having experience in the Chamber industry, she will bring great energy and vision to this role, and we are eager to work with her.”
Duck’s previous professional experience includes serving as Executive Director of Small Business for the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce in Oklahoma, as well as Loaned Executive for the Tulsa Area United Way’s 2013 Campaign.
“I'm excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve O’Fallon businesses and the community,” said Duck. “The City of O’Fallon is a fast-growing community and full of passionate citizens. I am looking forward to continuing to dream big with O’Fallon Chamber members and community leaders. “
Duck holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, and is pursuing her Institute for Organization Management Graduate Recognition from the US Chamber of Commerce.
“The O’Fallon Chamber leadership has been diligently searching for a new President/CEO for the last several months,” said Chris Highfill of Grace River Church and Vice Chair of the O’Fallon Chamber Board of Directors. “Kathy’s enthusiasm for helping communities, was the right fit to guide our city to a prosperous future.”
On behalf of the Board of Directors, we would like to thank you for your continued support of the O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries. Your Chamber had a great year in 2016, not only because of the recognition we received but also in the action steps accomplished that bring us further along in our 2020 Strategic Plan. We are pleased to present to you our 2016 Annual Report in this short video.
Happy New Year Members!
It’s time to sharpen your pencils and get to work. This year we have our work laid out for us to surpass the high bar that was set by our state and national award winning O’Fallon Chamber in 2016. I’d like to give special thanks to the hard work and great leadership of our 2016 Chairman, Mark Crank and his Board of Directors, President Erin Williams, and her staff and, of course, you, our membership.
The good news is WE CAN and WE WILL exceed those expectations! I have great faith that in 2017 our organization will continue to reach new heights, and in doing so, help each of our businesses grow, and our community thrive! Our organization offers so much. As members we must embrace the networking, education, mentoring, and advocacy OCCI offers. If you are like many of us
This year, I ask that you be sure to engage in, take advantage of and support the Small Business Resource Center and Healthy Workplace initiatives that are just getting started so that they can become a strong part of our programming.
There are a ton of great events and seminars scheduled for 2017 so get those OCCI dates on your calendar now, so you won’t miss out, and let's make 2017 another winner!