Manchester Chamber Hires New Director

Terri Hudson... Photo provided.

Terri Hudson… Photo provided.

Manchester Chamber of Commerce has announced the hiring of Terri Hudson as its new director. Hudson comes to Manchester from her hometown of Richmond, KY. She brings more than 10 years of experience in non-profit organizations. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Eastern Kentucky University and is a graduate of Leadership Madison County and Leadership Central Kentucky.
Most recently, Hudson served as the Vice President of Operations at Bluegrass Tomorrow, a non-profit central Kentucky regional planning and quality of life organization. She was also a job coach and class facilitator at Kentucky River Foothills, a non-profit social services agency.
Before that, she spent five years at the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. It was there that Hudson says she grew professionally, fell in love with chamber work, and gained the knowledge and experience to make a chamber successful. During her tenure, the Richmond chamber experienced exponential growth in membership, member and community engagement, as well as revenues for major events. Her leadership with their Business and Education Partnership committee laid the foundation for Richmond’s recent Work Ready Community status.
Carla Clay, President Elect 2015 said, “The Executive Committee interviewed several promising candidates for the Executive Director position. Terri Hudson embodied all of the traits and expertise for which the committee was searching. I know 2015 will be a great year for The Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce with someone of Terri’s experience leading the way.”