Terre Haute Chamber President Honored As 2020 Statewide Chamber Executive of the Year

For Immediate Release
July 10, 2020
Contact: Shelli Williams, IOM – President, Indiana Chamber Executives Association
(telephone: 812-871-3000 / e-mail: shelli@iceaonline.com)

Terre Haute Chamber President Honored As 2020 Statewide Chamber Executive of the Year

Kristin Craig, President of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, was recognized by peers as the 2020 Indiana Chamber Executive Of The Year.

As the first female and youngest President of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Kristin is a leader and trailblazer within the community she serves; not just for business but the overall greater good of West Central Indiana.

“Kristin began her career in the Chamber profession in 2002 and has been a mentor and resource for so many peers over the years,” said Shelli Williams, ICEA President. “Peers from around the state look to the Terre Haute Chamber for best practices and innovative ideas.”

Craig was named one of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Top 40 Under 40 for 2019. Since taking on the role of President of the Chamber, Craig has worked to develop a new strategy, branding and mission for the Terre Haute Chamber. In October 2019, the Chamber unveiled a new logo and four “pillars” that encompass the mission and goals of the Chamber. (TH Trib Star) The pillars; advancing business development, advancing advocacy for impact, promoting community vibrancy and quality of life, and providing excellent services to members also coincide with the Chamber’s mission of “Building Business. Building Community.” of which Craig developed.

Continuing on plans to fully realize the potential of the Terre Haute community, Craig, along with Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett and Union Health CEO Steve Holman, two goals include; halting population decline and reverse the trend of decreasing per capita personal income by 2025. The plan continues with Craig’s newest staff hire, local businesswoman and former Chamber Board member Marla Flowers (Inside Indiana Business).
Craig was nominated for this award by the staff members from the Terre Haute Chamber with support from Board leaders. The ICEA Chamber Executive of the Year award is given annually by ICEA to recognize excellence in professional leadership.

The Terre Haute Chamber staff team also took home statewide honors for their strategic plan/annual report for communications excellence.

The Indiana Chamber Executives Association is comprised of more than 300 professionals leading local chamber of commerce organizations throughout the state. The organization targets the leadership development for local chambers so that staff members are well equipped to lead their communities.