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Neesa Williams

Executive Director

Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce

(229) 423-9357

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My name is Neesa Williams and I am married to Ken Williams. The most important role in my life is being a good wife and a "grammy" to three beautiful grandchildren. When I moved here in 2005,I immediatley fell in love with Fitzgerald and wanted to make it my home. I curerntly serve on a number of boards and am involved in community and civic organizations. I am also honored to serve as a city council member. I have had a long running career in the banking industry. 

 

During that career I had the privilege to learn a multide of skills. These are the skills I plan to utilze in growing "our" chamber of commerce and playing a role in the growth and success for Fitzgerald-Ben Hill County. With the partnership of our chamber members we will build a chamber that is all about business relationships. I invision the chamber as a conduit in which all members will have a voice in the community. In the near future you will begin to see changes in how the chamber functions. My goal and the goal of the chamber board is to place the members in a leadership role. A role where local businesses strongly influence how we together support community growth and assist local businesses to not just survive but truly THRIVE.  Soon I will be knocking on doors and asking every business owner to join the chamber. If you are a current member I will be thanking you for your membership and asking you for your continued support. I will also be asking for and hopefully receiving valuable input as to how the chamber can, help YOU!

 

Together a team is much more successful that a lone player on the sidelines. That lone player when getting in the game just might be the one to help score those runs or the touchdown we need to make us a winning team. I am honored and look forward to the opportunity to serve as your new Executive Director of the Chamber. Now let's get our team ready, get in the game and showcase OUR hometown!!!!

 

 

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 Derinda Lewis
Part-time Secretary
229-423-9357
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Derinda has been with the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Chamber of Commerce for 23 years.  She is the first person you will meet when visiting the Chamber Office and will always greet you with a smile. Derinda lives in Fitzgerald with her husband Darrell. They have two sons Brandon & Jesse.

Derinda has 1 grandson Jaxon who was born in May 2015.


Best part of my job…Every day is different; you never know is going to walk thru our front door. I love working with our members and helping from giving directions to working with prospects with the Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Co. Development Authority.

 

 

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Maleny Avila

Part- Time office

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Maleny is a Junior at Fitzgerald High School. She works on Monday, Wednesday & Friday answering the phone, doing general office work  and also working for Chamber members. She is the eldest daughter of Jose Luis Avila & Fabiola Avila. Maleny has spent most of her life in Fitzgerald and says she is "in love with this small town & its community. Formerly active in Future Farmers of America, she enjoys playing volleyball, which is her favorite sport and has a pssion for drawing and designing.