The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the hiring of Patrick Setzer as Director of Member Engagement.

Setzer will lead the organization’s membership retention and recruitment strategies while working to enhance business to business outreach opportunities. Setzer is set to begin work in this newly created position November 1st.

A native of Claremont, North Carolina, Setzer served various administrative roles over a 30-year career at Appalachian State University, including nine years (2010-19) as Executive Director of Alumni Affairs and the Appalachian Alumni Association.

David Jackson, President/CEO of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, said Setzer is not only an accomplished and decorated professional, but remains one of the most respected strategic minds in the High Country.

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