Orion Area Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Director Joyce Donaldson
(Orion Area Chamber of Commerce, Oct. 24, 2022)
Lake Orion, MI – It is with great pleasure that we introduce the new Executive Director of the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce, Joyce Donaldson, IOM.
Joyce Donaldson, IOM brings over 18 years of professional Chamber leadership experience into her new role at the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce.
Donaldson began her Chamber career at the Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce in Michigan. She served as Executive director for nearly seven years before moving to the Coachella Valley in California. Donaldson served as the President and CEO of the Indio Chamber of Commerce for five years and achieved Four-Star Accreditation from the U. S. Chamber of Commerce following three years of aggressive development and implementation of an all-inclusive strategic plan.
Surpassing national industry best practices, the Accreditation recognition placed the Indio Chamber in the top three percent nationwide – one of 150 out of nearly 7,000 Chamber’s in the country. Most recently, Donaldson served as the President and CEO of the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce for five years and then as Chief Operating Officer of the newly merged Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber, from Goleta to Carpinteria.
Joyce Donaldson holds an Associates Degree from Macomb Community College and throughout her career, she has continued her professional education to stay abreast of current chamber trends and best practices. She is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute of Organization Management (IOM) and a graduate of the California Western Association of Chamber Executive Academy. Donaldson is also a graduate of both Leadership Macomb, MI and Leadership Coachella Valley, CA programs.
With her vast Chamber experience and education, Donaldson has a proven history of enhancing operations, bolstering financial stability, heightening visibility, and strengthening community and government relationships. She looks forward to utilizing her skill set to bring even greater growth and prosperity to the Orion community in the future.
Donaldson is originally from Shelby Township Michigan and raised her family in Washington Township before following her two sons to the West Coast fifteen years ago. She is honored and excited to accept the leadership position at the Orion Area Chamber and once again be near her family and life-long friends, many of which live and work in the Lake Orion and nearby communities.
Joyce is looking forward to resuming her Euchre game, hiking the tree lined trails, learning to play golf, and smelling the scent of fresh cut grass in Lake Orion.