The Lee’s Summit Chamber is excited to announce staffing changes, a result of positive growth, ahead of 2021.
A veteran staffer of over 20 years, Cathy Young, will transition into the new role of Director of Operations to oversee daily management of the organization. Longtime Lee’s Summit resident and active Chamber member, Lisa Frogge, will take over as Director of Membership and Ad Sales.
Young joined the Chamber in 1999, as an Administrative Assistant. Over her twenty-plus years with the Chamber, her role grew and evolved to oversee membership, recruitment and retention. In 1999, the Chamber consisted of roughly 500 members and over Cathy’s tenure that number has nearly doubled. She has been a vital resource for the Chamber and a key ingredient in its success.
“I could not be more excited to take on a new challenge and help the Chamber grow in a new capacity," she said. "After twenty-plus years with the Chamber, I am looking forward to championing my successor as their teammate and biggest cheerleader. Having worked with Lisa Frogge as a valued member, I know she will prove so positive for our team and our organization!”
Frogge has lived and worked in the Lee’s Summit area for more than 30 years and comes to the Chamber from Main Event Entertainment. With a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from University of Missouri-Kansas City and an Associate of Arts from Longview Community College in Lee’s Summit, her roots have always been in Missouri.
“I am someone who sees our community like a puzzle — the pieces are most successful when they come together to form something beautiful. I look forward to bringing businesses together, building new relationships and nurturing existing ones. The Chamber has always been close to my heart and I hope to serve them, and my community, in this new role.” Frogge said.
Matt Baird, President of the Lee’s Summit Chamber, announced these staff changes to the Chamber’s Board of Directors at a Board Retreat on Wednesday, October 21.
“We are excited to have Lisa on staff to continue strengthening the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce," he said in his address to the Board. "She comes to us with great experience, passion and the knowledge of what it takes to make an organization run successfully. In addition to Lisa, we are excited to have Cathy’s years of experience, knowledge and professionalism build upon our foundation and contribute to our success in the future.”