The Minden South-Webster Chamber of Commerce has chosen its new president, Susan Matamoros.
"I'm very honored to be chosen for the position of chamber president," said Matamoros. "In this position, I will work to promote businesses and encourage economic, community and chamber membership development."
Matamoros, originally from the Shreveport-Bossier City area, now lives in Sibley with her husband and two children. She has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.
In the past, she has worked as an account executive and a public relations specialist, where she wrote and edited press releases, advertising copy and feature material and managed print and broadcast media communications for a number of clients.
Matamoros has written for various publications, including The Olympian Newspaper's ParentWise Magazine (Olympia, Washinton) and the Incredible Edible Munch, a dining guide published in Los Angeles.
Locally, Matamoros became well known throughout the parish as a substitute teacher for Webster Parish schools. She is also a member of the Minden Community Chorus and the Webster Humane Association.
"I love this community and what it has to offer," Matamoros said. "In my role as chamber president, I will work with other organizations, such as Minden Main Street and Economic Development, to grow the chamber and make us more effective in the community. I'm very excited about the opportunity and feel I can bring much to the chamber."
"I have had the privilege to work with Susan on the City's Summer Art Camp Program where she served as coordinator for this brand new project," said Pattie Odom, Director of Minden Main Street/Economic Development. "She is great at organization, communication and implementation. She will be an asset for the chamber and the city. I look forward to working with her on economic development projects for Minden."
Matamoros will officially assume the role of chamber president on August 1.