By ALYSSA LOWE
Manager of Marketing & Communications, Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce today, Dec. 17, proudly announced its board of directors named Rob Parker as the next president and chief executive officer. Parker will join the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce effective Jan. 5.
Rob Parker, a native of Kosciusko County, comes to the Kosciusko Chamber from CenturyLink, a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. Parker has over 20 years of management experience with increasing responsibilities. In his recent role he managed the retail operations for CenturyLink in Northern Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Some of his accomplishments include being nominated to President’s Club three times and having opened over 10 retail stores.
Parker said, “I am extremely honored to be selected to lead this great organization. I look forward to working alongside our current staff to improve our business environment and be a conduit to help business growth as well as enhance the business environment through partnerships, education, and relationships. We will bring people together to help remove barriers to business to stimulate growth.” He continued, “Being from this community, I am committed to the betterment of it from all aspects. More than anything, we must bring value to our members, so that requires a commitment to communicating successfully.”
Jane Wear, chairwoman of the board of directors commented, “The board of directors compiled a list of skillsets we believed would be needed to take the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce to the next level in making an impact in our community. Candidates were reviewed in a two month time span to ensure the chosen president and CEO was a great fit for the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce and this community. We are confident Parker will serve Kosciusko County successfully and are excited for the future success of the organization.”