Boone County Chamber of Commerce hires new executive director

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Joslyn McGriff-Bensley

The Boone County Chamber of Commerce has named Joslyn McGriff-Bensley its new executive director, the organization announced Tuesday.

McGriff-Bensley succeeds Diane Schultz, who served as the organization’s executive director for the last five years.

The chamber said McGriff-Bensley brings more than 15 years of leadership and professional experience to the position, including strategic planning, project management and relationship building.

“Joslyn’s skills, acumen and presence impressed our board, which went through the hiring process looking for a strong leader to complement and build on the current foundation,” said Don Barrett, Boone County Chamber of Commerce board president, in written remarks. “Boone County is experiencing a period of rapid growth related to all sizes of business—from retailers in cities and towns to corporations along the [Interstate] 65 corridor,” We were all impressed with Joslyn’s genuine respect and curiosity related to members’ current and future business needs.”

McGriff-Bensley most recently served as assistant executive director for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and its foundation in Indianapolis. The chamber said her background also includes work in not-for-profit and corporate settings, leading teams, managing budgets and building sponsor partnerships.

“This position is a perfect blend of my membership organization experience, event production, strategic planning skills, and love for small business development,” McGriff-Bensley said in written comments.

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