Chamber announces staff departure
John Seymour, president and CEO of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Louise Brown, the Chamber’s director of community development and public policy, will step down from her position in late August to join the staff of the Home Builders Association of Alabama in Montgomery as their education specialist.
“During Louise’s three years as part of our team, she has grown and further developed our leadership and public policy work to best serve the quality of life needs in Decatur and Morgan County,” said Seymour. “Our leadership programs are flagship development opportunities for community leaders, and her work has strengthened our ability to meet the needs of our area. Furthermore, her relationship-building efforts with our federal, state and local government leaders have positioned the Chamber to better advocate for our members and the community.”
Programs in Brown’s area include the Chamber’s Excellence in Leadership and Edge Student Leadership programs; our State of the City, State of the County, and State of the State events; our Montgomery and Washington D.C. public policy trips and public policy agenda; and the Chamber’s Commodore ambassador program. Brown joined the Chamber staff in September 2015, having previously served in the Board of Registrars office for the Morgan County Commission. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., with a degree in English and a minor in political science.
The Chamber will review candidates to fill Brown’s position once she departs. In the interim period, the Chamber staff will continue the community development and public policy programming developed by Brown and the Board while the search process unfolds.