Loochtan to Serve on Local Chamber of Commerce Board

Medical Education Campus (MEC) Provost Anne Loochtan will serve as the newest board member of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Loochtan officially began her term on January 1 and will serve three years alongside 11 community leaders with strong connections to several local businesses and organizations throughout the area.

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is led by a volunteer board of directors and paid staff. The board establishes policies for the organization and the staff implements. Its mission is “to bring local businesses together in the Greater Springfield, Virginia, area to develop and promote balanced economic growth and business opportunities in harmony with the objectives of the community.”

As a board member, Loochtan said she hopes to continue to foster a connection with Springfield businesses and the community, by building upon the work that has been accomplished by her predecessor Dr. Beatrice Veney, Medical Education Campus (MEC) dean of student services.

“Since the MEC is located within the borders of Springfield, it is both an honor and a responsibility to serve the local community,” Loochtan said. “The Springfield Chamber of Commerce has multiple service projects which are consistent with NOVA’s mission of access. I would like to thank Dr. Veney for paving the way for the MEC by creating connections and fostering relationships while serving.”

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