Woke Chattanooga Chamber President And CEO Accepts New Job in Oklahoma City

Oct 18, 2022 | Political News

Christy Gillenwater has been a continual source of contention in her five years as president and CEO of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, but she is now moving to Oklahoma City for a similar position.

Gillenwater spent a good bit of her time in the position waging a campaign for greater Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as noted in the many references to such on the Chamber website. One of these tactics involved sending an email in April 2021 to a number of CEOs and managers in Chattanooga, urging them to sign a “CEO Pledge for Racial Equality.”

According to the pledge, “The Chamber’s CEO Pledge for Racial Equity is a commitment by CEOs to intentionally enhance their efforts to achieve equity of opportunity within organizations and the broader Chattanooga community…this is accomplished by dismantling policies that restrict access to capital, prevent wealth creation, promote incarceration, and limit training and education.”