JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce has decided on Anna Olson for its new CEO and president.
Olson is currently the brand director for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. She has also served on the Chamber board for eight years, including a term as board chair in 2014-15. Olson advocated for the Chamber to ensure the success of Travel & Tourism Board programs, and supported the launch of DestiMetrics, which provides valuable economic forecasting data specific to Jackson Hole for all local businesses.
“Anna has long been a champion for the interests of local businesses and we’re excited to have the opportunity to continue working with her,” Chamber chair Joe Madera said. “Her understanding of our community business trends and needs will enable her to engage with our members and ensure their partnership with the Chamber is successful.”
Olson said, “The Chamber is a longstanding organization that has served an integral part in the success of our community, including the role that we play with special events, business advocacy, and serving our guests. My focus will be on our members. The diverse group of small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals are the backbone of this successful organization.”
Olson has spent a career in travel and tourism, including marketing roles at United Airlines in addition to JHMR. Olson says service to community is one of her priorities. She currently serves on the Vertical Harvest board of directors, and on the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Chamber VP Rick Howe said, “I have known and worked with Anna for many years in different capacities throughout the valley. Anna has always been passionate through her professional and volunteer efforts and continually moves the bar forward through careful and thoughtful leadership. Myself and the entire staff are excited to welcome her at the helm into this exciting time with the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce.”
Olson takes over for Shelley Simonton who was to begin the job in March but took ill and recently passed away. The Chamber has been without a CEO/President since Jeff Golightly stepped down late last year to join Max Chapman’s Gardner Capital. Golightly served as Chamber CEO from 2012 to 2016.
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