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Chamber announces new President

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a new president to lead the organization into 2021 and beyond. 

      Banking veteran and long-time Dawson County resident Mandy Power has accepted the role of Chamber President. Power will be taking over for Christie Moore, who resigned in December to take a new Chamber President role in Valdosta, Ga. 

      “We are beyond excited Mandy has accepted the role of leading our Chamber of Commerce,” 2021 Dawson County Chamber Board Chair Gwen Kellar said. “Her community involvement and bank management expertise make her the perfect choice to fill the position of our Chamber President. We are looking forward to working with her and seeing how she and the staff continue to build on this great organization,” Kellar said. 

      Power graduated from the University of Georgia in 2005 with a degree in Economics. She launched her career with BB&T (now Truist) while at UGA and has served in a variety of roles, most recently as Vice President and Branch Leader in the Dawsonville Branch since 2011. Power is also a 2011 graduate of Leadership Dawson, a program of the Dawson County Chamber.

      “I am incredibly humbled and honored to be leading the Chamber, Office of Tourism and Economic Development into the next Chapter,” Power said. “I have very big shoes to fill as Christie Moore has left a giant imprint on this community. I love Dawson County as this is the place my husband and I have chosen to raise our children and have had the privilege of working at for the past 12 years.” 

      As Chamber President, Power will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Chamber of Commerce, Office of Tourism Development as well as the Development Authority of Dawson County. Power will begin her new position on January 5, 2021. “I am excited to have the opportunity to continue to work with and support our business community, as well as I am thrilled to lead a team of incredible people who also have a passion and heart for Dawson County,” Power said. 

      In addition to a prestigious career in banking, Power has also served on multiple community boards including United Way of Dawson County, Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, Dawson County Long Range Planning Committee and the Dawson County School System. 

      “Mandy knows this community so well which makes her such a great asset to the Chamber,” Kellar said. “She will do an amazing job of helping us fulfill our mission statement of ‘cultivating a successful economic environment and a desirable quality of life for our businesses and community.’”

      Power and her husband James have been married since 2005. They have three daughters: Gracie Lynn, Emma and Livi Kate. In their spare time the family enjoys football, all things Georgia Bulldogs, hiking, competition cheer and spending time together. 

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