Preston, Md - Feb. 9, 2017 Steve Covey, Choptank Transport’s executive vice president, has been appointed by the Caroline County’s Chamber of Commerce as president of its board of directors.
No stranger to leadership, lifelong Caroline County resident Covey joined the Chamber in 2011 and the board of directors in 2012. His desire to connect with other businesses, share ideas for growth and opportunity in the county – a county where Choptank Transport has a growing presence – was a natural fit for the Chamber.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Steve,” said Amy Kreiner, the Chamber’s Interim Executive Director. “He brings a lot of energy to the Chamber and a passion for improving and vitalizing the county. I can’t wait to help put some of these initiatives in motion.”
Covey admits that when first joining the board, creating a forum for open and honest collaboration between business and government, and business and education, was a strong motivator. He also saw value in getting Choptank’s brand out to other chamber members through its Lunch & Learn meetings and social media channels.
“My vision for the Chamber as president is to continue to attract new members while empowering current ones,” said Covey. “We will focus on individual and group interests while listening to and acting on suggestions for improvements that will help businesses and the community.”
Covey also sees the investment in its future leaders as one of the Chamber’s most important initiatives. “By supporting and promoting programs like Junior Achievement and the Chamber’s own scholarship program, we hope to make a difference in young people’s lives,” said Covey.