The McKinney Chamber of Commerce (MCOC) board of directors announced in September that Lisa Urban Hermes, IOM, will serve as president.
Hermes returned to the McKinney Chamber of Commerce after serving as president of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce since May 2013. Her extensive work with chambers began in 2006 as the McKinney Chamber’s communications and public policy director. She later served as president of the Rowlett Chamber and vice president of the Lewisville Chamber.
Hermes’ excitement and love of McKinney was evident in her first week. Oct. 20-24 is Texas Chamber of Commerce Week, and she celebrated with more than 100 guests at LINKS Wednesday, then addressed more than 100 business women at WAM’s annual Women’s Summit Thursday.
Hermes recognized the hard work of chamber employees. “The dedicated staff who have served our members through this time of transition have made me feel incredibly welcome," she said. "It has been a seamless transition because their focus has remained on serving our members.”
About the McKinney Chamber of Commerce
The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the McKinney business community and proudly serves as the unified business voice of McKinney. The Chamber represents over 39,000 employees from more than 1,200 business investors in McKinney and throughout the North Texas region. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works in concert with the City of McKinney, community partners and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business. As publisher of McKinney Magazine, McKinneyOnline.com and McKinneyChamber.com, the McKinney Chamber markets the community’s advantages as the foremost location for doing business and to keep a growing community connected. The Chamber is celebrating its Centennial in 2014 — recognizing 100 years of service to the McKinney Business Community and City of McKinney.