Noelle Lloyd is the new marketing and public relations manager, while Bianca Mallory is the administration/special projects manager.
They replace long-time employees Kim Davis-Mitchell and Janniece Leonard who left the chamber after nine years in early August as part of a re-organization.
Leonardo McClarty, the chamber’s president, said Lloyd and Mallory bring new ideas and insights that will help the chamber improve its offerings to members.
Lloyd, who has worked with Fox Chicago News, the Chicago White Sox and Loyola University Medical Center’s Credit Union, began work Aug. 27. She is responsible for managing outreach and communication, media relations and social media strategy.
She has worked with Fox Chicago News and the Chicago White Sox and as the marketing coordinator for Loyola University Medical Center’s Credit Union in Chicago.
Mallory’s diverse background includes serving as a paralegal and executive assistant and project manager for a technology and gaming company. She is pursuing a bachelor’s in paralegal studies from Kaplan University.
McClarty said the departures and arrivals will help the chamber address the complex issues of the future both within the membership and the DeKalb County community.
He said that it is common and natural to question change.
“Let me reassure you that your chamber is doing fine,” he wrote in an email to members. “We enter the second half of the year ahead of our budgeted plan. After much discussion at the board of director level, it was determined that for the chamber to we must restructure. This decision was undoubtedly difficult and taxing, yet it is one that we believe will position us for future growth.”
For more information, visit www.dekalbchamber.org or call 404-378-8000.