The Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce announced today the Board of Directors has selected Katie Stice, IOM, ACE, as Executive Director, effective December 1, 2018. Stice, 40, currently serves as chief of staff at Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce.
“We are thrilled to welcome Katie to the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce. The educational background and professional accomplishments achieved by Katie make her a uniquely qualified candidate. She brings with her an exciting fresh outlook and great energy to the role and we anticipate great things, so stay tuned,” said Jim Murdock, Chairman of the Board, Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce, and Store Director at PIRCH.
Stice brings eleven years of local chamber experience to the Rancho Mirage Chamber. She has earned her IOM (Institute for Organizational Management) from the US Chamber of Commerce and ACE (Accredited Chamber Executive) from the Western Association of Chamber Executives. Katie currently serves on the Board of Regents for IOM, guiding future generations of chamber executives in the four-year educational program sponsored by the US Chamber of Commerce. She has been through the US Chamber’s accreditation process two times over, receiving a rare five-star accreditation rating both times with her team for the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce.
Heavily involved in the community, Stice has received many awards and acknowledgements including Top 40 Under Forty from Palm Springs Life Magazine, Top 10 Most Interesting & Influential Women 2018 from CV Weekly and Angel on Earth Award from Angel Light Academy for her dedication and commitment to creating a better Coachella Valley. She has also served on several local nonprofit boards, such as the Auxiliary Board for Shelter from the Storm, and graduated Leadership Coachella Valley in its inaugural class.
“I am thrilled to be selected to lead the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce! It is such a vibrant time in our local business community and I look forward to this new challenge. I am confident that we will see growth in membership, events strengthened and a focus on economic development,” said Stice.
Rancho Mirage Chamber members and the public are invited to the November Mixer and Meet & Greet with the new Executive Director on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Land Rover at 71377 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage. Admission is $5 RMCC Members and $15 Guests.
Mission Statement for Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce: The purpose of the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce is to provide assistance to businesses in our city. Our goal is to provide leadership and foster an environment of collaboration for our members. Together, we can continue to promote the incredible opportunities that Rancho Mirage affords both its citizens and businesses alike. Join us and help us continue to keep our community as a center of commerce in the Palm Springs area and the heart of the Coachella Valley.