Metro South Chamber Staff

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Metro South Chamber Staff

Christopher Cooney

President & CEO (ext. 223)
Chris provides effective leadership for the organization and its members in carrying out the Chamber’s mission, directing internal operations, and developing external relationships beneficial to business and community advancement.

Emma Penardi

VP of Communications & Special Projects (ext. 222)
Emma designs and produces all Chamber publications including the annual Book for Business, monthly Action Report newsletter, weekly E-Update, press releases, event promotions, and all marketing material. She also manages the Chamber's social media accounts and website.


Programs & Events Coordinator (ext. 231)
Naldo is responsible for programs and events. Including, the monthly Good Morning Metro South breakfasts and Business After Hours, the Small Business & Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Luncheon, etc.


Business Assistant (ext. 221)
The Business Assistant performs administrative and general office duties that ensure efficient internal operations and member satisfaction.

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Membership Development (ext. 229)
The membership director is responsible for generating interest in the chamber and following up with businesses interested in joining the chamber; inviting businesses to join the chamber is their primary role.


Controller (ext. 230)
Theresa is responsible for budgeting, account reconciliation, invoicing, costs/benefits analysis, and the generation of comprehensive financial statements at the Chamber.

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