Emilee Roberts has resigned as executive director of the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce after two years in the position.
“It has been a tremendous honor to serve the Madison area community over the past year, and this decision did not come lightly,” said Roberts. “It is truly bittersweet to leave this organization and this community, as I certainly love it and will miss it. A personal thank you to the entire board, ambassador team, community leaders and Chamber members for their guidance and support.”
Roberts said she is proud of the work completed at the Madison Area Chamber as it was a true team effort. “We were able to grow our events, even in the midst of COVID; we worked to have more connection, retention, and visibility for the Chamber, as well as the members we serve; and we were able to create a working succession plan and documentation to make sure the organization was internally successful. This wouldn’t have been possible without the staff, board, ambassadors, Chamber members, and community. I hope it is something we can all be proud of.”
A native of Terre Haute, Roberts has accepted a position as executive director of a non-profit organization in the Terre Haute area.
A 2014 graduate of Hanover College, Roberts is a former program director of Girls Inc. of Jefferson County for three years until 2017 when she left for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, first as assistant director of Residence Life and later as assistant director of Student and Community Engagement. She has served as the Chamber’s executive director since September of 2020.
“Emilee has been a true joy to work with and has rekindled what I believe to be the life source of the Chamber, our local businesses, members, and bringing the spotlight to them,” board member Angela Record said. “We appreciate the dedication, commitment, and passion she has personally displayed within this community and on behalf of the Chamber. She has been a great leader for this organization, and she will be missed.”
A search is now underway by the Chamber for a new executive director.