Three promoted at Chamber

Three key team members of the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce have been promoted effective March 1, 2015.

“Building Aiken’s future is the focus of the Chamber’s program of work over the next several years. That focus starts here at the Chamber office with the professional team,” said Chamber President/CEO J. David Jameson.

“These individuals have demonstrated a commitment to our members and to our community. They have the desire, work ethic, and talent needed to support the organization’s initiatives and goals. It's great that we have the talent to promote from within the organization,” Jameson said.

Mandy Collins, information services coordinator and manager of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), has been promoted to vice president, Economic Vitality. She will assume the duties associated with the Chamber’s economic vitality initiatives, including inter-city visits, as well as the Aiken Young Professionals (AYP) and YEA!, two programs she has managed and coordinated since they began. Collins will also assume the communications role of the Chamber, which includes the monthly Commerce Report, e-Commerce Report, Welcome Aiken  editorial, and other forms of communication.


 Dianne Phillips, director, Finance and Membership Development, has been promoted to vice president, Administration. She will oversee Chamber operations, including human resources and facilities, as well as handle her current duties. They include finance, database management, new membership accounts, membership development initiatives, ribbon cuttings, Welcome Aiken membership directory and advertising sales, and the annual Aiken’s Makin’ arts and crafts show.



Heath Taylor, director, Membership Services, has been promoted to vice president, Business and Community Development. He will assume the duties associated with public affairs, including government relations, business advocacy, and the State of Our Community Luncheon, as well as handle his current duties. They include the Ambassador Program, First Friday Means Business, Business After Hours, Annual Dinner, Business Academy, Membership Appreciation and Mini Trade Show, and Industry Appreciation Golf Tournament.

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