The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that Jen Johnson will be the organization’s first Chief of Staff.
Johnson, who has been a member of the Chamber’s economic development staff since 2004, will now be an advisor to the Chamber president on strategic operations and handle day-to-day responsibility for major projects.
“To take our member service to the next level while pursuing multiple, increasingly complex strategic initiatives, it’s crucial that we have one person focused on shepherding organization-wide projects and priorities successfully to completion as they arise,” Chamber President Matt Morrow said in a statement. “Jen is a strategic thinker and a consensus-building problem solver. Her passion for the Chamber’s mission, and proven track record of cross-departmental leadership have earned the universal confidence and trust of her peers on our team. I have absolute confidence in her ability to find innovative solutions for any issue that could come up in the future.”
Johnson has been a key player for the Chamber’s event planning and investor relations efforts, along with leading the Chamber’s team implementing a new database system and website.
“Working at the Chamber has enabled me to be part of a team committed to creating jobs, growing our workforce, and focusing on Springfield’s quality of place,” Johnson said in a statement. “I am excited about the future of our community, and the Chamber’s role in helping to propel that vision forward through the hard work of our staff team, our volunteer leaders, and most importantly the members and investors that make it all possible.”