New executive director at chamber

Alison Walker, the new executive director of the Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce
Catie Clark

The Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce hired Blackfoot native Alison Walker as its new executive director at the end of May.
Walker grew up in Blackfoot. She attended Ricks College and BYU. She also served a mission with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Prior to her position at the chamber, she was an elementary school teacher in Utah.Walker was first in her district and one of the first in Utah to master the new smart board technology, which greatly improved her classroom outcomes. As a result, she became a resource for the education system in Utah in disseminating the smart board to other schools.
"This was an opportunity for me and I took it —to provide professional development, organization and leadership in spreading this new technology," Walker said. "Before I accepted the position here in Blackfoot with the chamber, I was consulting with the Chariot Group in Utah and with the Strive organization in Alaska on getting smart boards into schools and training teachers in their use.""I'm still learning the fine details of all the things the chamber does and I'm still getting to know people in the business community," Walker added. "But so far, I feel like this is where I belong. It's been a great experience so far."
Walker is currently busy with getting ready for the Celebrate Blackfoot event at the end of the month.
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