Nine members of the Marion Chamber of Commerce have been elected to the Chamber’s Board of Directors, and each will serve on the board from February 2018 to January 2021.

There are eight incumbents and one is a new board member. The new member is Herby Voss with Heartland Regional Medical Center, and the eight incumbents are Rodney Cabaness with Black Diamond Harley Davidson, Beau Detrick with the Illinois Army National Guard, Hayden Gardiner with South Porte Bank, Tracey Glenn with Peoples National Bank, Ted Gutierrez with Jackson County Mass Transit District, Megan Jones with Priority Professional Group, Mary Jo McCurdy with First Southern Bank, and Brian Ziegler with Clarida & Ziegler Engineering Company.

“A major part of my role as marketing director at Heartland Regional is to positively engage and support the region’s citizens and business community. Serving on the Marion Chamber Board would be a natural extension of my job,” Voss said in a news release. “I’m proud to say that 2017 saw Heartland Regional’s greatest engagement with the Marion Chamber since I joined the hospital staff in 2014. This year we’ve been privileged to host everything from small scale Chamber meetings to a major event, support multiple leadership initiatives and more.”

The new executive board was also announced, and those serving on that board are Immediate Past Chair Kenya Garner with State Farm Insurance, Chair Janet Jensen with Auto Credit of Southern Illinois, 1st Vice Chair Gail Barger with Priority Staffing Group Ltd., 2nd Vice Chair Ashlee Church with Volkswagen of Marion, Secretary Amber Ciochetto with Crisp Container, and Treasurer Kimberly Walker with Kemper CPA Group LLP.

The term of the newly elected directors officially begins the evening of the 97th annual Marion Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet & Auction on Friday, Jan. 19, at the Pavilion of the City of Marion. Reservations for the event are being accepted by calling the Chamber office at 618-997-6311, emailing director@marionillinois.com or visiting www.marionillinois.com.

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