Kelly Donaldson, 42, of Cullowhee, N.C., has been named the new assistant director of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center, effective immediately.
Donaldson’s addition is part of a restructuring plan by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center board of directors to plot a fresh new path for future growth in the area.
“Kelly will bring a new skill set and level of professionalism that our merchants, citizens and visitors will adore,” said Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center Executive Director Julie Spiro. “We’re excited about the potential for growth within our chamber and community. Kelly will provide an invigorating level of staff support, event planning, growth of commerce, and visitor and community service to the chamber.”
Donaldson served seven years as editor at the Crossroads Chronicle in Cashiers; and seven years as a sports editor in Gainesville, Ga., Morganton, N.C., and Brevard, N.C. He has experience in marketing, public relations, photography, fundraising and graphic design.