The Executive Committee of the Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has appointed Angela Wilson as the new president and CEO of the organization. Wilson replaces D.J. Thompson, who announced her resignation last month. Thompson is leaving the Chamber after three1 years to move back to her hometown of Oklahoma City. Wilson serves as the vice president and programs director for the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce and has been with the Chamber for more than six years. She is a native of Colorado and has lived in Muskogee for eight years.
“I am very excited about this opportunity and am looking forward to growing the Chamber and Muskogee. Our Chamber has accomplished great things the past several years, and I want to continue that growth. I’m honored to be chosen to lead such an important organization in continuing that momentum and success,” Wilson said.
Joy Sloan, chair of the Board of the Chamber, said the Muskogee Chamber of Commerce has never been stronger.
“We have a great reputation in Oklahoma and throughout the region," Sloan said. "Angela has been a great asset for the Chamber over the last six years and has been instrumental in the success of several major programs in our Program of Work. The transition will be seamless,” said.
Wilson said the Chamber staff, board and committee members have deep ties and appreciation for the community.
"We are committed to continuing the excellent membership benefits, quality events and overall integrity for which the Chamber is known," she said. "There are so many things happening that make Muskogee such a great place to live, work and play. The Chamber will continue to be a key component of that culture.”
Wilson will begin her new duties effective Monday.