As many of our members have experienced, starting a new career can be terrifying and exciting, all at the same time. Fortunately for me, the Chamber Board Members, business owners, and members of the Kearney Community have given me the warmest of welcomes.
My name is Jamie Watson, and I am the new Executive Director of the Kearney Chamber of Commerce. I am incredibly honored to have this opportunity, and look forward to helping make Kearney a better place to work and live!
In the spirit of my love for community and family, I want to share some information and background about me.
Professionally, I come from the corporate world, where I have 6 years of experience in Business Finances and Investments. I earned my Business Degree in 2013.
Personally, I am a mom of 2 beautiful children, and a wife of almost 10 years. Accompanying this article is a picture of my family. My husband, Josh, and our daughters- Avery, 7 years, and Abigail, 8 months. We are originally from the Lawson/Excelsior Springs areas where we have a large, close-knit family. We now reside in Lathrop, MO where we have lived for a total of 6 years.
As a non-resident, I cannot tell you how great it feels to be welcomed with such open arms by everyone. That is certainly a community characteristic to be proud of.
I have met several people already, and am excited to meet many more. Please feel free to stop by the Firehouse, give me a call, or send me an email. I would love to learn more about you and your business and discuss ways that the Chamber can help you be successful.
I’m looking forward to being part of the team to make some remarkable things happen here in Kearney!
– Jamie Watson
Kearney Chamber of Commerce