The Douglas County Chamber is pleased to announce that Julia Areh has been selected as the Chamber’s new Vice President of Operations. Areh began work in her new position on March 29.
Julia Areh brings a progressive and mission driven mindset with over a decade of combined experience in operations management, diversity advocacy, program development, and community engagement to the Chamber. She has a demonstrated history of championing access, equity, and inclusion including several speaking engagements focused on matters such as women’s rights, consent, privilege, LGBTQIA+, mental health, race relations and religious freedom. Areh is an award-winning transformational leader who has managed and collaborated with diverse teams in various industries. She has been recognized by numerous organizations for her forward-thinking leadership and her commitment to a standard of excellence.
“The Chamber is excited to have Julia officially in place as the new Vice President of Operations,” said Douglas County Chamber President & CEO, Sara Ray. “Our members are gaining a true asset in Julia and her unique strengths that she brings to the organization. We look forward to an exciting future as she supports the Chamber and our business community as we continue to grow and prosper.”
“I am thrilled to join the Douglas County Chamber team. I truly look forward to contributing to the advancement of the Douglas County community.”
Areh will assists Ray in managing and implementing organizational strategic initiatives as well as oversee the day-to-day operations of the Chamber. Additionally, Areh will support the shared services of the Douglas County Chamber and Elevate Douglas Economic Partnership, oversee the Chamber’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and Douglas County Chamber Foundation.