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Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce hires new president

Brenell Thomas

MARTINSVILLE, VA – The Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce is welcoming Brenell Thomas as its new president.

Thomas was also named the Executive Director of the Chamber’s Partnership for Economic Growth.

“I am grateful for the confidence the board has placed in my ability to lead C-PEG and the chamber, an organization with a strong legacy of serving Martinsville and Henry County for almost 65 years,” she said. “I hope to transfer my passion for workforce development into a positive energy that helps our community!”

She is the former Coordinator of Training and Professional Development at Patrick & Henry Community College.

Thomas received her bachelor of arts from The University of Virginia and is currently working on her master’s degree from Radford University.

The Chamber of Commerce says she brings 21 years of valuable experience in workforce development, training, and professional development that will contribute to success in her new roles, which will start on April 3.

Thomas has been given numerous awards for her role in education and she has served on many boards including on the chamber's and its education foundation.

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