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Wesleyan alumna named first female president of DeKalb Chamber

10.09.2014 | By:
Katerina Taylor named DeKalb Chamber President

Texas Wesleyan University School of Business alumna, Katerina Taylor '01, has been named president of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce.

Taylor, the previous director of operations and investor relations, has been serving in the interim president position since May 2014. The Chamber’s Executive Board named Taylor president not only for her long list of accolades and achievements, but also the impact she has made since joining the Chamber’s executive team in 2012. Taylor is now the first female president in the Chamber’s 75-year history.

Board Chairman John Shelton said he is pleased to have Taylor leading the organization. “We went through an exhaustive search and Katerina rose to the top of the list,” said Shelton, president and CEO of DeKalb Medical. “Her knowledge of the local market, goal orientation and high energy level made her the optimal candidate for the position. The Board of Directors fully supports Katerina and believes she has the skill set to positively position the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce for the future.”

Affectionately known as "Kat," Taylor values her experience at Texas Wesleyan.

"My time at Texas Wesleyan University was awesome and offered some defining moments for me that helped craft who I am today," recalls Taylor. "I'm not from Texas, but Wesleyan made me Texas tough and it's an honor to be a graduate."

Story Source: We Are DeKalb Magazine

Photo Source: DeKalb Chamber of Commerce