“These awards really make us stand out in the Chamber of Commerce world. Our staff of 21 full- time employees rep- resent more than 230 years of service to the Chamber and this community. Having long-term employees like these demon- strates their commit- ment to their job and making this Chamber and the community prosper,” said Gary Molberg, Chamber President.
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Chamber has new VP
Jason Harrison Promoted
By: Penni Bentley, Director of Communications
The Chamber is pleased to announce that Jason Harrison has been promoted to Vice President of Business Development & Governmental Affairs. Harrison started with the Chamber in the Conven- tion & Visitor Council (CVC) in 2007, and in a year worked his way from a sales manager to the Direc- tor of Convention Sales position. In 2009, Jason made a lateral move from the CVC to the Business & Governmental Affairs Councils of the Chamber heading up projects like BusinessConnection, MegaMarket, and DC Days.
“We are very pleased with the progress Jason has made in his position over the past year, and feel that he will continue to take our Business Council & Governmental Affairs projects to new levels as he accepts more leadership as a VP,” commented Gary Molberg, President.
Born and raised in Amarillo, Jason attended Texas A&M and is a 1997 graduate of WTAMU. After col- lege he worked in Houston and Okla- homa City before returning to his roots in the panhan- dle. He and wife, Natalie, were mar- ried last December, and have a houseful of dogs together.
Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives Awards Plaques for Years of Service
Four staff members of the Chamber recently received plaques rec- ognizing their commitment to the Amarillo Chamber of Com- merce through their years of service. For the year 2010, fifteen year plaques were awarded to Penni Bentley, Chamber Director of Communications, and Jutta Matalka, CVC Director of Tour- ism. Receiving a twenty-year award was Mindy Bradley, CVC Director of Convention Services. Becky Zenor, VP of Quality of Life/Arts received a clock for 25 years of service to the Chamber.
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