Chattanooga Area Chamber Of Commerce Names Interim President And CEO

Oct 21, 2022 | Political News

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce has announced their new interim president and CEO.

Janelle Reilly, board chair, announced on Thursday that Charles Wood would be taking over the role that is being vacated by Christy Gillenwater.

Gillenwater announced last week that she had accepted a new position as the CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and that she will assume that role in January 2023. According to Reilly, Gillenwater will continue to work alongside Wood for the remainder of 2022. Their goal is for a smooth transition for the Chamber.

“With more than 10 years’ experience here in Chattanooga and Hamilton County and having served in key economic development positions over 20 years, Charles Wood will provide consistent, strategic leadership during this critical transition time,” Ms. Reilly stated. “We’re pleased he accepted the interim role.”