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Meet The First Black CEO of Georgia’s Chamber of Commerce

Meet The First Black CEO of Georgia’s Chamber of Commerce

Did we mention she’s an HBCU graduate?

Amber Batchelor is a veteran CEO, strategic alignment expert, and a Saint Augustine University alumna. She’s had the pleasure of working in Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Florida. During the pandemic she was on the economic first line working with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), managing and administering grants to help business owners stay afloat during the troubling time. 

Now Batchelor sits as the first Black CEO of Sumter County’s Chamber of Commerce. She stated, “I have a deep family history in southwest Georgia, and I consider it my sincere honor to be selected to serve as President and CEO of the Sumter County Chamber and reconnect with this hardworking historic community.  Over the last 20 years I have had the privilege of working in corporate and nonprofit spaces across the country supporting small business owners, manufacturers, community partners and more.  In every position, I have been dedicated to put community and collaboration at the forefront of keeping people and hometown needs first.” 

When she’s not at the desk she’s working hard with Batchelor & Bradley Insights Group to ensure small businesses, nonprofits, and government level organizations are moving at maximum efficiency. The company is currently planning a Women's Wellness Retreat for this summer in Miraval Arizona. This retreat was designed to bring hard working women together and provide them with relaxation, restoration, and a chance to unplug.

For more information on the Serenity Summer Series visit here. We’re so happy for you Amber! Keep up the great work.

Photo: Amber Batchelor LinkedIn/ BlackNews