Williston Area Chamber of Commerce executive director begins new role

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The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce selected a new executive director, Janna Lutz.

July 11 was her first day on the job.

Lutz will lead the organization, and she will be responsible for the coordination of all organizational activities. Lutz is a native of Pennsylvania, but has spent the last five years in and around Williston. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development.

The new executive director has previous experience working with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Lutz says she wants to focus on growing the memberships of the chamber and educating inactive members on what the chamber can offer them.

"The slowdown atmosphere that we have right now is a great opportunity for the chamber and all of our businesses to take stock of where they are at and be prepared for that growth," says Lutz.

Lutz follows Scott Meske, who left earlier this year to become president of the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce.