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.
Im looking forward to be able to see it on the inside, she said.
-- Angela Woolen
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