Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana
Brittaney Oeth Johnson '08 named Posey County Administrative Director
The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana is starting the new year off with a new face in Posey County. Tuesday, January 3, Brittaney Oeth Johnson '08 started her new job as administrative director of Posey County's office of the regional organization. Johnson was born and raised in Mount Vernon. She is a 2004 graduate of Mount Vernon High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, where she majored in marketing. Before joining the chamber's staff, she worked for Penske Trucking.
Johnson said after seeing the chamber's job listing in the Posey Advantage, she decided to try to become part of an organization that worked for her community. "I love my community, and I want what's best for my community," Johnson said. Her goals in her new job are to help better the community, increase chamber membership and act as a liaison between Posey County's business community and the chamber, she said. Part of her time will also be spent working for the Economic Development Partnership of Posey County.
Having just started her job last week, Johnson is still getting settled in, but she's already involved in organizing two of the chamber's biggest Posey County events — the State of Government and the Report to the Posey County Business Community.
"The Posey County Committee of the chamber is very excited to have Brittaney on board," said committee chair Michelle Hudson. "She brings experience to the position, and, as a Posey County native, she is familiar with our area and our business. "Brittaney and our Posey County Committee will continue to provide informational programs to our chamber members as well as to the citizens of Posey County through meetings like the State of Government, Report to the Business Community, State of Schools, updates on area businesses like we did last year with the Ports of Indiana as well as legislative updates and election debates." Hudson said the committee also plans to have Johnson reach out on a one-to-one basis with chamber members in Posey County to see how best the chamber can meet their needs now and in the future. Hudson added the committee would appreciate any suggestions the community has on how to improve the work that the chamber does and what Posey County members need from the chamber.
Johnson said her door is open to questions, comments or any kind of suggestions. She said she is eager to see this community grow. "I want to see new businesses come here and stay," she said.
Article taken from the Mount Vernon Democrat