Chamber announces new director

The Midwest City Chamber of Commerce will soon have a new leader.

The chamber executive board recently announced the hiring of Marcy Jarrett as its new executive director.

Jarrett, currently the director of Visit Enid, will replace Bonnie Cheatwood, who announced her retirement in March, after serving in the role for 20 years.

Jarrett is no stranger to Midwest City, having served as the Chamber vice president from 1997 to 1999. She begins her new position on June 1.

Marcy Jarrett

“On behalf of the Midwest City Chamber, we are thrilled Marcy accepted this role,” said Shane Willard, President of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce. “She brings energy, purposeful intent, passion and dedication to assisting and expanding our membership.”

“It’s very exciting to come back to Midwest City,” Jarrett said. “I have some great memories of my time here and still have friends in the community. Bonnie leaves some very big shoes to fill. Her imprint is all over the Midwest City business community and Tinker Air Force Base. She has done an outstanding job nurturing those relationships. I thank the Chamber board members for entrusting me with continuing to move Midwest City forward.”

Jarrett created Visit Enid in 2010 and has served as its only director. Prior to Enid, she was Executive Director of Visit Norman for four years and Executive Director of Visit Lubbock, Texas for five years. After her first stint in Midwest City, Jarrett was President of the Woodward Chamber of Commerce. She is a past member of the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executive Leadership Class, and the Texas Office of the Governor, Economic Development & Tourism Advisory Committee.

While in Enid, Jarrett received the highest certification in the tourism industry as a Certified Destination Management Executive. She serves as a board member of the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association and Red Carpet Country Marketing Association. She is a graduate of the Oklahoma Municipal League’s Citizens Academy Leadership Training Class and the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Leadership Arts Class. She is a board member of the Enid Rotary Club, Keep Enid Beautiful, the Enid Arts Council and the Tri-State Music Festival. She serves as a city appointee on the Public Arts Commission of Enid, is a former board member and graduate of Leadership Greater Enid, and in 2020 began serving as an appointee of Governor Stitt to the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma Humanities Council.

Jarrett is a native of Woodward and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She and her husband Jim have one child, Carol, a junior at OU.

 

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