Boone County Chamber Board of Directors Hires New Executive Director
- July 8, 2022
- Posted by: Wade Danforth
- Category: News
Lebanon, Ind.—July 5, 2022—The Boone County Chamber of Commerce board of directors announces today it has hired the organization’s new executive director. Joslyn McGriff-Bensley brings over 15 years of leadership and professional experience to the position including strategic planning, project management and relationship building.
“Joslyn’s skills, acumen and presence impressed our board, which went through the hiring process looking for a strong leader to complement and build on the current foundation. Boone County is experiencing a period of rapid growth related to all sizes of business—from retailers in cities and towns to corporations along the I-65 corridor,” says Don Barrett, Boone County Chamber of Commerce Board President. “We were all impressed with Joslyn’s genuine respect and curiosity related to members’ current and future business needs.”
McGriff-Bensley assumes the Boone County Chamber leadership position after most recently working as the assistant executive director for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and its Foundation in Indianapolis. Professionally McGriff-Bensley has worked over 15 years in non-profit and corporate environments leading teams, managing budgets and building sponsor partnerships. She is actively involved in the Junior League of Indianapolis and is the current national chair of her sorority’s Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
“This position is a perfect blend of my membership organization experience, event production, strategic planning skills, and love for small business development. Having spent most of my professional life in education and non-profit management, I’m excited to get more involved in city government and local businesses. There is so much growth-creating opportunity in Boone County, and I can’t wait to help the Chamber build on its foundation to realize full potential,” says McGriff-Bensley.
Over the last five years, under the direction of the prior Executive Director Diane Schultz, the Boone County Chamber has grown 85% with strong sponsor support at every level. Educational programming and networking opportunities have expanded for member businesses of all shapes and sizes including corporations, retailers, professional services companies, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and non-profits.