Chamber of Commerce names next President

A Chamber of Commerce can lead the charge in creating a community that's a great place to live, work and do business. As for Terre Haute's Chamber, there will soon be a new face leading that charge.

Posted: Feb 26, 2019 4:15 PM
Updated: Feb 26, 2019 6:21 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Chamber of Commerce can lead the charge in creating a community that's a great place to live, work and do business. As for Terre Haute's Chamber, there will soon be a new face leading that charge.

Kristin Craig has been named as the next Chamber of Commerce President. She'll replace current President David Haynes, who announced his retirement last month. Craig says she's worked for years leading up to this moment and is confident in taking over the Presidential role.

In more than 100 years there's never been a female President of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, until Kristin Craig.

Craig says, "I think I really bring that drive and passion to the table."

Craig has been with the Terre Haute Chamber in many roles since 2002. She explains, "I kind of understand the dynamics of the position and what it involves, and how all the different entities work together, and really all the people that you need at the table in order to be able to make progress happen."

Craig says it’s incredible to take on the role in general, but especially as a woman.

She shares, "I am the mom of 3 girls, so just thinking about the example that it sets for them is something that's really rewarding to me. I think that there's a lot of great leaders in this community, there's especially a lot of great female leaders, right now, so I'm really thrilled to just be a part of that group."

But Craig has the experience to back up the Chamber Board's unanimous decision, too.
One project during her tenure she's especially proud of is her work on the group's strategic plan.

Craig explains, "I think it really gave me a lot of information and a lot of knowledge to be able to start to make some transformational changes within the Chamber. It's something that our Board has been working on for the past several years."

She adds moving forward, she hopes to work closely with the Board for lasting success in Terre Haute.

Craig says, "This is a moment where I sense that there is energy, there is enthusiasm, our board especially wants to be involved. They want to make this a better community, they want to seize those opportunities we have to overcome our challenges, and I think together we can make that happen."

Craig says that Terre Haute securing a casino would be a great step forward for the community.

She explains, "We will continue to be involved in that conversation. We will continue to be a strong presence at the statehouse, and show our legislators that this is something Terre Haute wants, and we're not afraid to ask for it."

Craig will take over as Chamber President starting July 1.

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