The Board of Directors announced today that executive director Jennifer Liggett has accepted a new position at a member firm and is resigning from the Chamber, effective February 25.

Jennifer LiggettLiggett joined the Chamber in May 2017 and, with her experience, excitement and enthusiasm, has fearlessly taken the organization to the next level. She has strengthened the Chamber’s relationship with the City of Covington, grown membership, and brought the Chamber closer together as a business community committed to serving Covington businesses and residents.

“It has been an absolute honor to serve as your executive director for the last four years. I am so proud of what we’ve accomplished together, and I have enjoyed getting to know our board, executive team and our members,” said Liggett. “I still fully believe in the Chamber’s mission and its capacity to do great things for our city.”

Under her leadership, Liggett will leave the organization in excellent shape and with a strong legacy to build upon.

“Through hard work, professionalism, and her vivacious personality, Jennifer has grown the Chamber into what it is today,” said board chair Cass Laney. “Businesses and the entire community have felt her impact. She will definitely be missed, but we are committed to continuing her trajectory of growth and hard work. We wish Jennifer well in her next adventure.”

Board member and past board chair Scott Beusch also commented on Liggett’s contributions.

“What can I say about Jennifer that our members don’t already know and appreciate?” asked Beusch. “Her dedication to our core values and commitment to doing things right is a good start. A (seemingly) tireless source of energy, our Chamber has reached new heights with Jennifer, and we look forward to what the future will bring.”

Local business professional Dana Neuts, owner of Virtually Yourz, has been appointed by the Chamber to step in as interim executive director, giving them time to determine their next steps. Neuts is a local writer, editor and marketing professional with more than a decade of nonprofit experience including local, regional and national leadership roles. Liggett will train Neuts to get her up to speed prior to departing.

In other news, the Chamber has a full month of events planned for February, including the Covington Heart Hunt running February 1-15; a Soup-er Bowl Food Drive on February 8 to collect at least 500 cans of soup for The Storehouse; and the February 11 “Lunch-in” featuring law firm Hanis, Irvine and Prothero who will talk about the year ahead from a legal perspective.

Learn more about the Chamber’s February activities and events at CovingtonWAChamber.com.

February 4, 2021