The Laurinburg/Scotland County Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Janet C. Smith as its Executive Director. The Board’s Personnel Committee unanimously recommended Ms. Smith to the full Board of Directors, and at a special meeting held earlier today, the Board voted unanimously to accept that recommendation.
“The Chamber is grateful for the numerous expressions of interest it received in response to the position posting ,” said Chamber Board of Directors Chairman, Lee Howell. “The quality and variety of applications we received reflects the strength of the Chamber’s programs, volunteers, and Board. The selection of Ms. Smith was based on her professional background, her experience in serving a wide variety of boards, and her commitment to customer service. The Board believes that she has the leadership qualities necessary for the Chamber’s current and future role representing Laurinburg and Scotland County as the “Voice of Business”.
Ms. Smith previously served as a County Staff Attorney for Harnett County, North Carolina from 2010 until December 31, 2014. Prior to that, she served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Fayetteville. Ms. Smith resides in Laurinburg and is married to Gregory C. Wood.
Ms. Smith’s first day as Chamber Executive Director will be May 4, 2015. The Chamber looks forward to hosting opportunities in the near future for the community to
greet Ms. Smith and welcome her in her new position.