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Jodie A. Perry, has served as President & CEO of the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce in Mansfield, Ohio since July, 2014. In 2017 she also took over leadership for the Richland Community Development Group. In this combined role she is responsible for leading the county-wide economic, community and workforce development efforts. Prior to this position, she led the Greece (NY) Chamber of Commerce and the Van Wert (OH) Area Chamber of Commerce and also served on staff at the Ashland (OH) Area Chamber of Commerce. She also worked as the Deputy Chief Clerk for the US Senate Banking Committee. Jodie received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Religion from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. In 2008 she graduated from the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management earning the IOM designation. In 2018 she received her Certified Chamber Executive designation, the highest certification in the industry. Jodie is active in the community and currently serves on several area Boards of Directors. She is on the Board of Regents for the Midwest Institute for Organizational Management and Secretary for CCEO (Chamber of Commerce Executives of Ohio). The importance of business was instilled at a young age as she grew up in a family of entrepreneurs in Rochester, NY.