Jordin Tate is the new Communications Manager for the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. She will manage and oversee all aspects of public relations and communications for the Chamber including the corporate brand, marketing strategy, media relations, investor relations and business news/resources.
Jordin is a new resident of McKinney and came here for this career opportunity and to be closer to family. Her aunt is a longtime Chamber Member, Monica Szewczyk, with Texas Property Sisters.
Jordin has extensive experience in all aspect of program management in social services, working in the field of mental health as a clinician for almost a decade as the Program Manager of four women’s treatment facilities in Newport Beach, CA. Her background in community mental health has allowed her to work with a wide range of populations and demographics honing her skills in communication and intuitive thought process. Her passion for human services combined with her interest and passion about her new community of McKinney make her a great fit for the collaborative and innovative culture found at the Chamber.
In her free time, you can find Jordin watching the Kansas City Chiefs dominate the NFL and taking long walks with Honey, her Golden Fur baby.
Melanie Williamson is the new Program and Community Development Director for the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. In this role, she serves on the Executive Leadership Team and oversees programming and program development to meet the needs of members and community stakeholders. Prior to this new role, she directed leadership and business development for an attorney-based credit restoration and education firm in the DFW area.
Melanie is a servant leader and proud graduate of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. She was also selected among her peers as McKinney Magazine’s “Top 25 Women in Business” in 2014. Her love of community keeps her actively working to make a positive impact in all that she does. She has served with domestic violence shelters, church ministries, homeless shelters and many other organizations that support the needs of the community. Melanie has also served on the Board of Directors for organizations like Volunteer McKinney and Hope Center of McKinney. She currently serves on the Board for The King’s Academy in the South Dallas area. The King’s Academy partners with families to provide children an exemplary Kingdom education by investing in the whole child: spiritually, academically, and emotionally.
Melanie has an educational and professional background in Organizational Leadership. She also has a passion for working with non-profit organizations like Consumer Credit Counseling Service, where she managed several branch offices in both Oklahoma and Texas. With over 10 years of consumer credit industry experience, Melanie has diligently worked to collaborate with other professionals and educate consumers through speaking engagements, radio, and other educational platforms. Her primary focus has been on wealth building through credit education and homeownership - specifically in underserved communities. In 2009, Melanie also organized a women’s group, P31 Resource Networking, to share valuable resources and provide opportunities for community engagement.
A country girl at heart, Melanie loves the outdoors and is a strong advocate for living a healthy lifestyle. She loves to journal, read and stay active through exercising, fishing, and spending quality time with her family and friends.