Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce
Names Connie Hanner as New President
“We are excited to announce the arrival of our new President of the Chamber, Connie Hanner”, commented Tom Smith, 2015 Colleyville Area Chamber Board Chairman. “Connie brings a wealth of experience in leading non-profit organizations throughout the country. She is eager to meet and get to know our members and the community,” he added.
Before joining the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Hanner served as the President of the Mankato (Minnesota) Area United Way. There she focused on fund raising initiatives for the three county region supporting 40 different agencies. Her work included working closely with local Chambers of Commerce, FDIC and banking groups.
Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of the Rhode Island – Providence Habitat for Humanity, leading fund raising and home building efforts with a staff of 8 and a group of 40 volunteer builders. Additionally, she served as Executive Director of the Graves County (Kentucky) Habitat for Humanity based in Mayfield, Kentucky.
Earlier in her career, Connie was News Director for Withers Broadcasting in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where for five years she managed the content and delivery of news for 5 radio stations and served as the Public Affairs Director. She specialized in getting community leaders involved in public service and media events.
Connie earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Murray State University (Kentucky), specializing in non-profit organizational leadership. She is currently working on her Ph.D. from Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee in non-profit organizational leadership. She is an accomplished public speaker and is completing her Certified Non-Profit Professional (CNP) credential
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