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Otsego County Chamber of Commerce announces new Executive Director

By WKTV News

OTSEGO COUNTY, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Otsego County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Barbara Ann Heegan has been hired as the Chamber's Executive Director.

"I am honored and privileged to serve the Chamber," Heegan said. "I welcome the opportunity to work with a committed board of directors, the entire membership and the community."

Chamber representatives called Heegan an experienced leader with a background in community relations and marketing, with a passion and commitment for excellence when it comes to building strong relationships with businesses and working to form collaborative partners.

For the last five years, Heegan served as Director of Marketing in the development of a new Active Adult Community in Oneonta called The Plains at Parish Homestead. She is past President of the Oneonta Rotary, an officer of the Oneonta Elks Lodge, board member of the United Way for Delaware and Otsego Counties, and was recently appointed by Oneonta Mayor Richard Miller to The Human Rights and Community Relations Commission to the City of Oneonta.

Heegan is a graduate of SUNY Oneonta with a B.S. Degree in Child and Family Studies and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

The former President of the Chamber was arrested following an insurance fraud investigation.

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