Giving You the Business

The Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County recently announced that Jennifer Myers will be vice president of economic development starting Wednesday. Her responsibilities will include a focus on building private-sector strength in the local economy and bringing new jobs and wealth to Centre County.

Myers spent 14 years Abbott Laboratories, where she most recently served as an acute care specialist. She also previously served as a health care account executive for Sysco Food Services and as sales manager for Concord Hospitality.

The CBICC also hired Nicole Smith as vice president of corporate support and membership. She started March 16. Her responsibilities include day-to-day office operations, including various duties related to the CBICC board of directors and member relations.

Smith previously served as executive assistant for the Enterprise Program Management Office, Office of Policy and Planning, Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. Smith was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 2002-05 and served as executive assistant for the National Naval Medical Center.

Also, CBICC communications director Lesley Kistner was named vice president of communications and marketing.

Goodall & Yurchak cofounder and attorney Amos Goodall recently was inducted into the Triple Nine Society, an organization of about 1,400 members worldwide who have scored at or above 99.9 percent in selected intelligence tests.

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