After considerable turnover this year, the Kalona Chamber of Commerce has found a new permanent Chamber Director. They recently hired Jodi Covington, who takes over for interim director Craig Vasey. Vasey took the interim position after the resignation of Jacob Lampe. With Covington, the chamber believes they’ve hired someone with both experience and the people skills needed to succeed in the position.

She started at the beginning of October, and so far she feels it’s been a nice fit. She said, “It’s been very good. Everyone’s been really kind and welcoming, and I’m enjoying the position and all it has to offer.” Covington’s career prior to this has included working for human resources at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, as well as being on the business side of Buffalo Wild Wings. She feels both positions and others throughout her life have prepared her well to be the Kalona Chamber Director.