“I am the vice president of strategic development for my local chamber of commerce. I attend social gatherings, dinners and other events in support of our chamber, and my Communication theme is an important asset in my role. When I meet with business owners about relocating their companies to our city, it is my job to help them see all the wonderful advantages our community offers to their business and their employees.

I use my Communication theme to energize people and paint an exciting and vivid picture of our city. I emphasize the unique characteristics that make this such a great place to live, work and raise a family.

I love to tell stories, and the ones I tell about our community seem to resonate with people. I have lived here all my life, so I know the city’s history, and I have watched it grow. I love to see the looks on people’s faces when something I say piques their interest. When I see that look, I know I have made a great connection with them.”