The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce has named Courtney Anderson its Executive Director. Chamber President Tyler Pray made the announcement late last week following an extensive search process.

“We have spent the past two months undergoing a rigorous interview process, starting with over 20 candidates,” Pray said. “During this time, Courtney served in the roll of office assistant – a roll she expanded well beyond our expectations.  In her three months on the job, she has extended office hours, developed baseline programming for our members, built an ambassador program from scratch, instituted monthly mixers, been a driving force for Celebrate Charlotte, and – most importantly – personally sought out feedback by visiting the majority of our members.  If she hasn’t visited you yet, expect a knock at the door soon.”

Anderson said she discovered a real passion for the position during her time as the Chamber’s administrative assistant.

“I am honored for the opportunity to lead the chamber to new heights,” Anderson said. “I look forward to this new role and continuing to work for this great community. It is the members of the chamber who make our small town feel so large with positive experiences. I am excited to represent the members and help elevate their business possibilities.”

Pray said Anderson will be working to streamline the Chamber’s online presence and continue to develop education programming for membership.

“She will also be working closely with Dillon Rush, Charlotte’s new Main Street Director, to create synergies between the many noble organizations striving to improve our community,” Pray said.

Anderson, who lives in Charlotte with three sons, recently earned her associate’s degree in Human Resource Management from Lansing Community College.

“I am excited to put these skills to use for the benefit of our organization,” Anderson said. “I feel excited these days seeing the wonderful improvements happening all around town.”

Pray said the Chamber will host a members-only annual dinner at Maple Brook Golf Club where it plans to unveil the foundation of what is being called the “New Chamber.”

The Charlotte Chamber of Commerce is located at 241 S. Cochran Avenue, Ste. B in downtown Charlotte. For more information, call (517) 543-0400 or visit The Chamber office is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or by appointment.