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McCray is a local of Elizabethton and lives within the metropolis along with her son, Porter Money, who attends T.A. Dugger Junior Excessive College.
The Chamber’s board of administrators introduced the number of McCray by a press launch. Within the announcement, the board cited McCray’s “distinctive background in advertising, networking, fundraising and occasions.” She has served for a few years locally, working with numerous nonprofits all through the area.
Most lately, McCray served because the director of growth for the Frontier Well being Basis. One in all her roles was to boost consciousness and break down the stigma related to psychological well being. She helped spearhead Stigma Stops Now, a fundraiser hosted by the muse that introduced such celebrities as Ashley Judd and Ice T to the area to share their private tales of coping with psychological well being points.
McCray holds a grasp’s diploma in public well being from Appalachian State College.
McCray has additionally served as the general public schooling coordinator for Tennessee Donor Providers, the place she helped deliver consciousness for the significance of organ donation by means of schooling and neighborhood occasions. She was a part of the crew that introduced the “Our Our bodies, Our Universe” exhibit to the HandsOn! Regional Museum.
“I like this a part of our area. The gorgeous lakes, rivers and mountains which are the backdrop to our neighborhood are an incredible place to begin after we speak about regionalism,” McCray mentioned.
“Come hike our trails, fish our rivers after which keep awhile and revel in all of the highlights our city and county have to supply. Elizabethton and Carter County have been a ‘pass-through’ area for too lengthy and it’s time we improve all of the fantastic issues our neighborhood has to supply as we construct tourism, trade, schooling and commerce. I’m excited for the chance to be a part of my hometown’s future on this position,” McCray mentioned.
“I could not be extra excited to welcome Pleasure into the chief director place for the Carter County/Elizabethton Chamber of Commerce,” Frankie Bailey, president of Primary Road Elizabethton and a Chamber board member, mentioned.
“Her enthusiasm, creativity and drive can be such an asset to our neighborhood. Pleasure’s contemporary views and previous experiences will, definitely, provide Carter County the reward of innovation and progress,” Bailey mentioned.