Amberle Godfrey Appointed Pickens Chamber's Interim Executive Director
8/7/2018 ~ by Sonny Proctor, M.D., Chairman Board of Directors | Pickens County Chamber of Commerce
As Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce, I am pleased to announce that Ms. Amberle Godfrey has been appointed as our Interim Executive Director.
Amberle has served as a member of the Chamber Board of Directors, including as a member of its Executive Committee, and as Chairman. For the last year she has served as Interim Operations Director.
During Amberle’s tenure, the chamber has seen tremendous financial stabilization and many improvements in other areas. Prior to returning home to Pickens County, Amberle worked in Atlanta as an accountant for several years, and then came home and focused her time working for the Pickens County School System for over eight years.
She has served on numerous boards in the county including Prevent Child Abuse Pickens and Boys & Girls Club of North Georgia and now serves as chair of the Pickens Scholars Committee for Reinhardt, a committee that raises scholarship funds for Pickens County Students. She is a member of the Optimist Club and is a non-traditional student at Reinhardt University.
Amberle also volunteers for the Atlantic Coast Conservancy, a land conservation nonprofit, where through land conservation in the south east region has helped to donate more than $250,000 to other Pickens County nonprofits.
She recently narrowly missed being elected as one of our county commissioners, a testament to her popularity and support in our community.
The Chamber Board looks forward to working with Amberle as we evaluate and plan to better serve our members and our community. The Chamber will soon begin a collaborative effort to evaluate our current and future needs, and then initiate a search, evaluation and selection strategy for our permanent leader.
Please, let’s all welcome Amberle to this important leadership role in our community!
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