19 Jul Kristin Craig Named Top 40 Under 40 by National Chamber Organization
Kristin Craig Named Top 40 Under 40 by National Chamber Organization
Alexandria, VA. (July 16, 2019) – Kristin Craig has been named by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives as one of the Top 40 Under 40.
The 40 Under 40 award is a new honor presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) meant to highlight the brightest men and women under the age of 40 in the chamber industry.
“To be recognized among my peers within the chamber industry at a national level is really humbling,” Craig said. “We have so much momentum right now at the Chamber and such a great group of people and community working together, I’m really honored to be part of it.”
This award recognizes young professionals that have demonstrated significant success in their career as well as having made noteworthy contributions to their community. Each award recipient has made a remarkable impact on the chamber industry, fostering a positive impact in their community.
This year’s competition drew over 100 nominations on behalf of young professionals in the chamber industry. Candidates for this honor demonstrated meaningful involvement in the advancement of their community and proven professional success within their chamber.
“We obviously know how much Kristin is doing for the Chamber and this community and it’s great to see her recognized on a national level,” said Chamber Board of Directors Chair, Brian Kooistra, Chief Operating Officer at Garmong Construction. “The Chamber Board of Directors applaud the work she’s doing.”
Craig is the first woman to lead the Terre Haute Chamber as President in the organization’s 106 year history.
A native of Argenta, Illinois, Craig has been employed by the Chamber since 2002 and has served in numerous capacities over her sixteen year tenure. An alumna of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, she returned to The Woods in 2016 to receive her master’s degree in leadership development. Her thesis study focused on the future of the Terre Haute Chamber.
The full Forty Under 40 class was announced publicly at the ACCE Annual Convention in Long Beach, California. Award recipients will also be featured in the summer 2019 Chamber Executive magazine issue set to release in August.
In addition to her role at the Chamber, Craig serves on the board of several organizations, including: Art Spaces, Inc., United Way of the Wabash Valley, Terre Haute Young Leaders, Wabash Valley Leadership Institute and Rediscover Clinton. She and her husband Scott, both work in downtown Terre Haute. They reside in Clinton, Indiana with their three daughters, Amelia, Lily and Kate.