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Chamber of Commerce announces Hensler as President, CEO

The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced Tuesday that Connie Hensler is the new Chamber President and CEO.

Hensler, who has most recently served as the Executive Director of the Central Midwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, will start her new position Monday, April 6, 2020.

According to a press release from the chamber, Hensler’s many years of experience in various executive management positions at the American Red Cross and other organizations made her the top choice for the position.

“We are very excited about our choice of Connie for the position of President and CEO,” said Chamber Chairman George Bailey in the press release. “Her leadership style, experience and respect in the community makes her the perfect person for the chamber.”

In her role as chamber president, Hensler will oversee the development of a comprehensive strategic direction for the chamber.

According to the press release, Hensler will take the helm of the chamber with a clear mandate to grow and solidify the position as a small-business and industry-focused county.

“Our search process revealed how gifted Hensler is as a leader, and her experience in team building, programming and serving the needs of the business community is just what we need,” said Dale Jackson, Chamber Board Vice Chair.  “We are confident she will capitalize on our current success and continue the momentum.”

Prior to her role as executive director of the Central Midwest Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross, Hensler was the Community Chapter Executive of Georgia Three Rivers Chapter for four years, and Executive Director of the Troup County Valley Area Chapter for four years at the Red Cross.

“I’m thrilled to be working alongside such a talented Chamber team,” Hensler said in the press release. “Together, we will continue to build strong partnerships and relationships for the Troup County business community.”