A new year brings a new Chairman to the Chamber's Board of Directors. The Network and Leadership Springfield are sitting down with Debbie Shantz Hart, Owner of Housing Plus to learn more about her vision for the Chamber and programs like Leadership Springfield and The Network.
Debbie Shantz Hart has a background in the hotel industry, having spent more than a decade as senior vice president and general counsel at John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts. Shantz Hart worked with John Q. Hammons on more than 30 hotel development projects and assisted with securing more than $500 million in financing for development and permanent debt for hotels and conference centers. Outside of work Shantz Hart has dedicated herself to a variety of organizations, and has served on the board of directors for City Utilities, Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association Foundation, Springfield Public Schools Foundation, and Discovery Center of Springfield. She assumed the role of Chairman of the Chamber's Board of Directors on January 1, 2016 and will serve for a term of one year.
Date: January 12, 2016
107 Park Central Square