The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce has hired Jennifer Olson as its new president.
Olson has been serving as the interim director since March 19. Prior to joining the chamber, she had a 15-year career in commercial banking. Before banking, she spent five years as marketing director for University Mall.
"We are pleased to have Jennifer lead the chamber. Her business background combined with her extensive knowledge of public relations, marketing and special events is sure to be an asset," said Shane Carsrud, chairman of the board of directors. In addition, Olson serves on several committees and boards. Most notably, Delta Regional Authority (DRA) federal co-chairman Chris Caldwell recently asked her to chair the regional advisory council to the Delta Leadership Network of the DRA.