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O’Fallon Chamber announces new president and CEO, new vice president

Kathy Duck

The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries announced the appointment of Kathy Duck as their new President and CEO. Duck’s first day in the role will be December 3.

As President and CEO, Duck will build and implement strategies to strengthen the business community in O’Fallon and surrounding areas. She will also focus on collaborative efforts with neighboring communities to enhance the quality of life in St. Charles County.

“We are very excited to have Kathy join the team,” said Bob Engert, of Edward Jones and 2018 Chair of the O’Fallon Chamber Board of Directors. “Having experience in the Chamber industry, she will bring great energy and vision to this role, and we are eager to work with her.”

Duck’s previous professional experience includes serving as Executive Director of Small Business for the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce in Oklahoma, as well as Loaned Executive for the Tulsa Area United Way’s 2013 Campaign.

“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve O’Fallon businesses and the community,” said Duck. “The City of O’Fallon is a fast-growing community and full of passionate citizens. I am looking forward to continuing to dream big with O’Fallon Chamber members and community leaders. “

Duck holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, and is pursuing her Institute for Organization Management Graduate Recognition from the US Chamber of Commerce.

“The O’Fallon Chamber leadership has been diligently searching for a new President/CEO for the last several months,” said Chris Highfill of Grace River Church and Vice Chair of the O’Fallon Chamber Board of Directors. “Kathy’s enthusiasm for helping communities, was the right fit to guide our city to a prosperous future.”

 O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries also announced that Nina DeAngelo was named Vice President of the Chamber.

DeAngelo has served as Director of Member Engagement for the Chamber for almost 6 years, overseeing member retention and engagement, and other committees within the organization. Prior to becoming a staff member, DeAngelo was a member of the O’Fallon Chamber and held a seat on the Board of Directors.

Chamber Chairman of the Board, Bob Engert said, “Nina is a proven leader. Since the Chamber is in a time of transition, we’re taking the opportunity to shine a brighter light on the core functions of the organization. This move will allow the Chamber to more effectively leverage the experience and influence Nina has gained from her time working with the Chamber and the community. I am excited for this opportunity for her and the organization.”

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Congrats Nina on your new leadership position! I’m sure you will do great!