FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mai Khuu Joins Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Experienced Business Development and Marketing Professional Appointed Senior Director of Economic Development
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – March 8, 2018 – The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce has brought Mai Khuu on as Senior Director, Economic Development. Khuu, a recent arrival from Dallas, brings 16 years of professional experience in business development, marketing and research to the Chamber.
Khuu will lead the Chamber’s Economic Development Committee and multiple industry councils focusing on the facilitation of job creation and capital investment opportunities within the existing industry base as part of the “Transforming Greater Gainesville” five-year economic development strategy. Khuu will also focus on developing and strengthening relationships with community stakeholders and partners throughout the Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Khuu began her career at the Austin Chamber of Commerce, where she focused on economic development, as well as corporate research and data compilation. She later led the external marketing initiatives for an international legal association, Lex Mundi, and then focused on marketing and business development for two internationally recognized law firms in the Houston, Dallas and Austin regions. Working closely with practice group leaders, Mai developed strategies and opportunities to expand client relationships within the firms.
Khuu holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a minor in Business Foundations from the University of Texas at Austin. She also attended the Alliance Française in Paris where she earned the Certificat d’Etudes de Française Pratique 2.
“The Gainesville area is starting to receive the recognition that it deserves on the regional and national level, and Mai is ideally equipped to help lead our efforts to bring business, capital and ideas together — creating new opportunities for the region,” said Susan Davenport, President/CEO of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce. “Mai is an excellent addition to our team and will be a key part of our efforts to strengthen the region’s business climate.”
About the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of business in the Gainesville area since 1924. Representing over 1,300 members that employ more than 80,000 people, the Chamber is leading the effort to make the Gainesville region a global hub for talent, innovation and opportunity. The Chamber is 5-Star Accredited by the United States Chamber of Commerce, putting it in the top 1% of all Chambers nationwide. Learn more at www.GainesvilleChamber.com or call us at 352.334.7100.
Todd Van Hoosear