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Chamber hires former city commissioner Bonnie Lowe as chief operating officer

August 20, 2013

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The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce hired Bonnie Lowe as chief operating officer.

The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce hired Bonnie Lowe as chief operating officer.

A former Lawrence mayor will begin overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

Bonnie Lowe, a former Lawrence banker and city commissioner, has been hired as the chamber's new chief operating officer.

Lowe will report to chamber CEO Greg Williams, who will continue to oversee the overall chamber organization and, in particular, its economic development efforts.

Lowe, who served on the city commission in the late 1990s, will be responsible for overseeing a variety of chamber functions related to finances, membership and other day-to-day operations.

"She is a fantastic business professional with years of service to our community," Williams said. "In this role at the chamber, she will enhance the services our members expect and will have her finger on the pulse of the business community."

Lowe spent 19 years in various roles in the banking industry in Lawrence. Most recently Lowe worked for the U.S. Attorney's office as a civil/financial investigator. She'll begin with the chamber on Sept. 5.

Comments

Alpenglow 1 year, 4 months ago

Great gal. Great hire. Looks like the Chamber is positioned to finally be on the road to success after years of the wrong CEO at the helm. Greg Williams just might surprise us all. Excited to see good things happening there!

Lora Gilliland Schneider 1 year, 4 months ago

Congrats to the Chamber and to Bonnie! This looks to be a win/win!

Phil Minkin 1 year, 4 months ago

For those who don't remember, she was Augustine when on the commission.

Richard Heckler 1 year, 4 months ago

Bonnie Lowe was the voice behind the $20 million USD 497 school tax dollar PLAY project. You know that high dollar chamber athletic facilities project that avoided taxpayer approval.

Looks as though the movers and shakers want to spend yet another $40 million more tax dollars over the roughly $50 million tax dollar thus far all without voter approval. http://www.ci.lawrence.ks.us/currenttopics/PLAY/xi_f_PLAY%20venues.pdf

Bonnie Lowe has been a member of the Chamber executive board over the years. Ms Lowe is no stranger.

juma 1 year, 4 months ago

OK, where is Laverne Squire? Let us bring him back to really make the Chamber do what they are told.

lunatic 1 year, 3 months ago

great choice! Bonnie is a great leader and will do a terrific job. Merrill, shut up!

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