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Kate Ollier

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As President, Kate is responsible for developing event and professional development programs and working with the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and community businesses and organizations.  She oversees the Chamber membership, marketing, member benefits, finance, strategic planning and government relations.

Kate is responsible for the development and implementation of the Chamber’s economic development strategy, and for providing professional direction and resources to members to assist with business planning, financing, workforce development, expansion and regulatory issues.

Kate joined the Chamber team in 2009, and has served our members in a variety of capacities – most recently as the Director of Member Engagement & Business Development.

Kate has overseen the promotion of the Chamber’s brand and marketing efforts as well as the creation and production of the Chamber’s robust series of member programs and special events, including the Annual Dinner {with a twist} and Expo, Van Rensselaer Awards Dinner, Annual Golf Classic and Troy Victorian Stroll. In addition, she manages the Chamber’s award-wining Leadership Institute, a skills-based leadership program that utilizes a “learning from leaders” approach to strengthen and develop participants’ skillsets as they advance professionally within their organizations.

A proud alum of Siena College, Kate holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in writing and philosophy. She is the 2013 recipient of the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region Resourceful Women’s Emerging Professional Award. Kate is an active member of the Community Hospice Associate Board and Troy Business Improvement District Board.