October 19th, 2021 – 11:25 AM
Rome Floyd Chamber –
Today, the Rome Floyd Chamber announced Jeanne Krueger’s decision to step down from her post as President and CEO. Under Krueger’s leadership since July of 2019, the Chamber membership has grown to over 1,000 members, the first Diversity and Inclusion program has been put into place, and a strategic plan centered around workforce development has been implemented.
Chairperson Cassandra Wheeler of the Rome Floyd Chamber said, “We are excited for Jeanne as she enters this new season of her life. While we will certainly miss her at the Chamber, I can’t say enough about her successes over the past two years. Jeanne is clearly responsible for rebranding the Chamber as she led the organization through a challenging transition and then a pandemic. I sincerely wish her all the best.”
Executive Committee Member Jarrod “JJ” Johnson said. “Five years ago, when I bought Smoothie King in Rome, Georgia. I did not know a soul. Jeanne Krueger was very instrumental in changing that. She has been the steadfast rock of the Chamber and the ultimate cheerleader for small business.”
When asked about her decision to leave Krueger responded, “when I stepped into this role, I wanted to hire a great team to take on the important work of advocating for our business members in Rome and Floyd County, to make sure the Chamber remained relevant in serving our membership, to grow the Chamber membership both in diversity and numbers, and to make sure we, the organization, had the necessary resources to accomplish the work of the Chamber, and now these items have been accomplished.”
Adding to her comments, Krueger said, “I now enter a different season in my life where I will focus on my family.”Krueger’s last day with the organization will be November 12, 2021.
Beginning November 12, 2021, Pam Powers-Smith will serve as Interim President and CEO until the position of President and CEO is filled.
For information about the Rome Floyd Chamber, please visit the website at www.romega.com