McGee to fill leadership role

Published 5:06 pm Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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GREENVILLE – A Northampton County native has been named as interim president of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce.

Trent McGee, a native of Woodland, will continue to serve the Chamber as its director of marketing and communications while filling the role of interim president.

Kate Teel, former Chamber President, announced in early June that she was stepping down to assume the role of Director of Membership with the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

Trent McGee

“I’m excited to have Trent as our interim president,” said Jonathan Taft, chairman of the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “With more than 11 years of employment with the Chamber, Trent has the support of the staff, leadership and our community. He also has great institutional knowledge and the desire to improve the work of the Chamber as we meet the needs of our members and community. Most importantly, Trent is a companion of the members of our Chamber’s Board of Directors and a champion of the Greenville-Pitt County community.”

McGee is the son of Rick and JoAnne McGee of Woodland. He is a 2000 graduate of Northampton County High School-East where he was a standout athlete in football, basketball, and baseball.

He and his wife Lauren are the parents of three daughters: Emery, 5; Mary Blake, 2; and Baylor, 3 months.

McGee began his career with the Chamber in 2010 as its director of public policy. There he was responsible for developing and executing a strategic governmental relations plan reflective of the Chamber’s priorities on the local, state, and federal levels, while also organizing lobbying efforts on issues of interest to Chamber member businesses.

McGee also served as director of programs for the Chamber, working collaboratively to plan large-scale events, seminars, and other experiences for members of the Chamber and the broader business community.

He has been the director of marketing and communications since 2018.

“I am humbled and privileged to lead our Chamber in this capacity and I appreciate the responsibility our executive committee has entrusted to me,” McGee said. “Continuing our program of work, creating value for our members, and ensuring a smooth transition until a new president is named will be my goals as interim president.”

His service as interim president will coincide with the Chamber’s search for a new president, which is currently underway.