A communications professional with experience in public, private and nonprofit sectors has been named the chair of the board of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
Jean Cecil Frick, senior strategic advisor at NP Strategy and a chamber executive board member for six years, is the new chair. Frick has also served as the CEO of a startup web development firm and as a Senate liaison in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs during the George W. Bush administration.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to chair the Columbia Chamber Board and join a passionate group of women and men who are committed to making a positive and lasting impact within our community,” Frick said in a news release from NP Strategy. “As we look to the coming year, we are focused on creating an environment that fosters economic growth and develops a workforce to support our future growth.”
The Columbia chamber, founded in 1902, promotes professional development opportunities in the Midlands and has more than 1,200 partners advocating for the interests of the local business community.
Frick, also a former executive at the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, earned a bachelor’s degree in arts in government and art history from Wofford College. She is a graduate of The Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative as well as Leadership South Carolina and was selected by the Columbia Regional Business Report for its 2020 list of Icons and Phenoms.