02/28/2017 IAS alum Samantha St. John (’07, American Studies) has proudly accepted the role of Executive Director for Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce. The appointment was made after a regional search process in which St. John surfaced as the frontrunner. Her background includes over 15 years of business management, marketing, and communications experience, representing nonprofits, start-ups, and businesses large and small. She is well-known and respected by Chamber members, as well as the business community at large, due to her successful previous role as Director of Marketing and Communications with the Kirkland Chamber. A lifelong resident of Kirkland and dedicated volunteer, she was recently awarded the Teddy Overleese Community Service Award from the Kirkland Downtown Association. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Attain Housing, a Kirkland nonprofit organization providing affordable housing and case management for homeless and at-risk families with children. Read more about Samantha.