TERRE HAUTE - The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Kristin Craig the organization's president, effective in July. Craig will be the first woman to lead the chamber in the organization’s 106-year history.

Craig will succeed current chamber president David Haynes. Haynes announced his plans to retire last month and will step down on June 30.

Craig has been employed by the Chamber since 2002 and has filled a variety of rolls over her sixteen year tenure, including vice president. An alumna of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, she returned to The Woods in 2016 to receive her master’s degree in leadership development. Her thesis study focused on the future of the Terre Haute Chamber. She was unanimously voted into the president position by the chamber's board. 

“I’m grateful the Board of Directors trust and believe in me to continue the legacy and mission of the Chamber,” Craig said in a news release. “I’m incredibly dedicated to our community; advancing our members, our Downtown and the entire West Central Indiana region. I look forward to growing and expanding the Chamber, providing more support for local businesses and continuing the overall Chamber mission.”

In addition to her role at the Chamber, Craig serves on the board of several organizations, including: Art Spaces, Inc., United Way of the Wabash Valley, Terre Haute Young Leaders, Wabash Valley Leadership Institute and Rediscover Clinton.