CEP names Tamara Fleischhaker as Vice President of Business Advocacy & Partner Services

Posted on: April 12, 2016

In her position, Fleischhaker is responsible for advocating to local, state and federal officials on behalf of the local business community. Within the Partner Services sector, Fleischhaker is responsible for overseeing leadership programs, the Business Advancement series, networking programs and the Business Support team.

Fleischhaker has been with the CEP for the last ten years, serving in a variety of roles. Most recently, she held the position of Director of Business Advocacy. Tamara joined the CEP in April of 2006 with a background in marketing, events and public policy. She has over 25 years of event management experience from trade show coordination for Fortune 500 companies, to production of international festivals such as the Minneapolis Aquatennial and Macon, Georgia's Cherry Blossom Festival. 

Tamara’s professional experience includes brand development, contract program management and trade show coordination as well as account management and public relations with ad agencies in Minneapolis and Reno, NV.

"As the CEP has continued to grow and add to our team, we have known that we would need to add additional leadership. We are fortunate to have someone already on the team who can step into this new Vice President position and be immediately impactful,” said Kevin Sheilley, President & CEO of the CEP. “Tamara knows and understand the mission of the CEP and how each of these areas works within that mission. I know she will help to lead our team and organization towards providing a great return on investment for our partners."

The Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership was created to be a one-stop hub for the community’s business attraction, creation and retention efforts. The CEP’s mission is to be THE catalyst for a prosperous community. The Moving Forward plan seeks to impact the creation of 3500 new jobs with wages 15% above the county average and resulting in a capital investment of $225 million by 2018. 

For more information, visit:  www.OcalaCEP.com

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