The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has named Ann Hutchison as its new President & CEO.

According to a press release from the Chamber, the Chamber Board of Directors decided to appoint Hutchison to the new position in a recent meeting, citing her years of experience.

"Ann is a proven leader. We've benefited from her work for 17 1/2 years," said Nick Haws, Chair of the Board, in the release. "Elevating her to CEO provides continuity and stability while also injecting new ideas, energy, and enthusiasm to the Chamber."

Hutchison currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Chamber.

Prior to her work in Fort Collins, she earned a double major B.A. in Speech Communication/Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Northern Colorado, and held various leadership roles in Kansas.

Recently, Hutchison has focused on the community's pandemic economic Response, Recovery, and Reignite efforts — something that she plans to carry on into her role as CEO.

"I appreciate the Board's confidence in me and look forward to leading the Chamber," said Hutchison in the release. "Having a strong economy and business community is foundational to having a great community. Our job is to advocate for that. When we get that right, we can continue to enjoy the wonderful quality of life we have in Northern Colorado."

Hutchinson will begin her position in the new year, after current President & CEO David May retires.

Until then, she will continue to advocate for the community as Executive VP...and enjoy some Colorado State University sports. 

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