McMinnville Chamber announces new CEO/President

The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Gioia Goodrum as its new CEO/President. Goodrum replaces Nathan Knottingham, who left the Chamber after leading the organization for nearly three years.

McMinnville Chamber announces new CEO/President

The McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Gioia Goodrum as its new CEO/President. Goodrum replaces Nathan Knottingham, who left the Chamber after leading the organization for nearly three years.

Goodrum is expected to be in the office no later than September 1 pending a move from Southern California and a local place to live. Before McMinnville, Goodrum served as CEO/President at Chambers of Commerce in Southern California and Arizona. Additionally, she has held positions at Yavapai College, Coopers and Lybrand and at her family’s restaurant, Le Bocage Restaurant in Watertown, MA. She holds a MBA from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Science from Boston University.

“As chair of the board, I would like to thank the selection committee for the care and time they spent in reviewing, interviewing and meeting candidates, in order to get a good match for McMinnville. We are thrilled to have Gioia’s experience in Chamber work and small business and are confident she will be a McMinnvillian in no time”, said Deanna Benson, current Chair of the Board.

Goodrum has served on the Simi Valley Youth Employment Services Commission Board, Coconino County Workforce Investment Board, has been a member of the Arizona Association for Economic Development, and is a current member of the Western Association of Chamber Executives. She is married to Perry Goodrum and together they have two cats.
For additional information, Contact: Deanna Benson
phone: 503.435.7332 / email: president@mcminnville.org

Learn more about the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce at: www.mcminnville.org