Local chamber leader to join Earlham's alumni office
August 01, 2016
A local leader and advocate for the Richmond and Wayne County business communities is joining Earlham College as associate director of reunions.
Amy Holthouse, the president and CEO of the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce since 2012, will build and maintain partnerships with Earlham alumni to promote growth and participation during homecoming and class reunions. She begins her new role on Aug. 17.
“I am so pleased that Amy has chosen to pursue her professional dreams as a member of the Earlham community,” says Avis Stewart, vice president of institutional advancement and community relations. “We're confident that Amy's liberal arts background will make her a valued member of the Earlham community, and that her many connections to our local leaders will enhance the relationship between Earlham, Richmond and the greater Wayne County community.”
As president and CEO of the chamber, Holthouse supported the advancement of its more than 500 members while promoting collaboration between the chamber, Economic Development Corp. of Wayne County and Center City Development.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join such a strong liberal arts college like Earlham,” Holthouse says. “I believe strongly in the value of a liberal arts education and look forward to working with and sustaining relationships with Earlham’s incredible alumni base.”
Holthouse earned her bachelor’s of communications from Depauw University in 1991. Her son, John Holthouse, is a sophomore at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; her father, Doug Oler, is a 1962 graduate of Depauw; and her brother, Chris Oler, is a 1995 graduate of Depauw.
In addition to her work with the chamber, Holthouse has served on boards for Indiana University East, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Center City and Whitewater Community Television. Earlier this year, she was appointed vice president of Whitewater Community Television’s Board of Directors and will serve as that board’s president in 2017.
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