14 to Watch in 2014: Stacy Campbell

January 5, 2014 

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Stacy Campbell

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  • Stacy Campbell
    Age: 33
    City of residence: Perry
    Occupation: President and CEO of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce until April 30. Will become director of communications of the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter starting May 1.
    Hobbies: Rooting for Auburn University in college football, shopping and enjoying the outdoors
    Favorite thing about Houston County: “It is the best of both worlds,” she said. She can enjoy the history and charm of small-town Perry while being able to go to Warner Robins for the “hustle and bustle.”

This year is one of transition for Stacy Campbell.

For the first four months of 2014, Campbell will continue in her role as president and CEO of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce.

Starting May 1, she will become the new director of communications for the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, just a few hundred yards from her current office.

The Georgia native will also stay busy with a newborn boy, Blaine. She has another son, Brody, 3, with her husband, Ryan.

Campbell has been president of the chamber since April 2012. During her tenure, she expanded the Dogwood Festival to include new events such as a hot air balloon rally and Dock Dogs competition. She also helped bring back fireworks at the fairgrounds for Independence Day.

Perry Mayor Jimmy Faircloth said her enthusiasm and energy has helped her be successful in her current role.

“Her expertise is a testament to her moving up” to the job at the fairgrounds, Faircloth said.

Randy Moore, executive director of the fairgrounds, told The Telegraph in August that Campbell was his top choice for the position.

Campbell is excited to move into her new role but is also dedicated to making the transition for the new chamber president a smooth one. Because she will continue her role at the chamber until the end of April, she will see her successor through the Perry Dogwood Festival.

To get ready for her new role, Campbell shadowed the fairgrounds’ former director of communications during the 2013 fair. Campbell said she has been to every Georgia National Fair.

“I’m looking forward to be able to see it on the inside,” she said.

-- Angela Woolen

Click on the links below to read of 14 to Watch in 2014 stories:

Rorie Bradley, 30, Warner Robins, athletics director of Central Georgia Technical College

Jay Flesher, 45, Warner Robins, director of economic development at Flint Energies

Carmen Foskey, 17, Warner Robins, student at Warner Robins High School

Bill Goggin, 49, Bonaire, manager of Houston County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore

Heather Hall, 39, Warner Robins, marketing manager for Cox Communications

Mark Ivory, 44, Warner Robins, athletics director at Thomson Middle School

Sonya P. Jenkins, 44, Warner Robins, CEO of Vision Inscribed, a business solutions company

Kelly Miller, 31, Centerville, family nurse practitioner

Joe Molyson, 66, Bonaire, retired colonel and assistant director of operations for intelligence, Air Force Reserve Command at Robins Air Force Base; also retired Houston County High School astronomy teacher

Kellye C. Moore, 45, Warner Robins, attorney

Melissa Phagan, 36, Warner Robins, director of administrative and volunteer services, and executive administrative assistant to CEO Cary Martin at Houston Healthcare

Mark Strandburg, 37, Kathleen, general dentist

Larry Walker III, 48, Kathleen, insurance agent

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