By: Alex Risenhoover | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2019
Jennifer Conway, president/CEO.
The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation are excited to announce and welcome Mrs. Jennifer Conway as the new president and CEO of the Chamber. Waverly Partners, along with the Chamber’s Search committee, chaired by Jim Beavers of The Arrow Group, worked over the last few months reviewing candidates. Mrs. Conway expected start date is July 1, 2019.
“On behalf of the Chamber Board and staff, I want to say how excited we are to welcome Jennifer to the Chamber and the community. We have nothing but high expectations that Jennifer will continue to lead this Chamber to success and continued growth,” stated Mike Cooper, 2019 Chamber Board Chair.
A Texas native, Jennifer Conway has served as the president and CEO of the Greater Binghamton, NY Chamber of Commerce since May 2016. She has a bachelor’s degree from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and will obtain a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in June 2019. Before her career working for chambers of commerce, Jennifer worked as an auditor for KPMG and a senior financial analyst for a large nonprofit organization. Prior to leading the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce, she was the president/CEO of the Chamber of Commerce in Graham, Texas, just outside of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Jennifer is passionate about advocating for the economic vibrancy of the community in which she serves. In her role as President/CEO of the Greater Binghamton Chamber, she launched a new brand for the Chamber and led the organization to a greater focus on tackling the barriers to business and community growth. Under her leadership, the Chamber grew in membership every year. As the president/CEO of the Greater Binghamton Chamber, Conway also led the Greater Binghamton Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Southern Tier Welcome Center and the Greater Binghamton Education Outreach Program. She actively served on several impactful committees and boards, including as the co-chair for the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Workforce Development Workgroup, Unshackle Upstate Leadership Board, Core Leadership Team for the Binghamton/Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative, the Community Foundation for South Central New York Planning Committee and the KLEE Foundation Board of Directors.
She and her husband Ryan have two young children, McKenzie and Ian. Jennifer is excited to return to her roots in Oklahoma. Her mother was born in Tulsa, and her grandparents lived in Tulsa. Jennifer attended elementary school and junior high in Edmond, Oklahoma. “Broken Arrow is a perfect fit for me and my family. The minute I met the community leadership, board members and staff, I knew I was home. The leadership has placed Broken Arrow on the right path, and I am honored to be selected to be a part of building Broken Arrow’s next phase of growth. Oklahoma is an incredible state that is business friendly, making it the perfect place to bring new business and help existing business grow by building programs and opportunities that address their greatest needs such as workforce, education and capital.”
With Broken Arrow’s sustained growth and expansion, Mrs. Conway’s addition to this organization will make Broken Arrow a better place to live, work and play.
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