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Joel Henderson

Communications Director

Phone Number: 423-472-6587

Email Address: JHenderson@clevelandchamber.com

Primary Responsibilities at the Chamber:

Works collaboratively with all areas of the Chamber to keep membership informed of all activities; promotes the Chamber to the business community of the area and markets the community through varied and integrated communications products and services, which includes overseeing development of all Chamber print and digital communications and managing relationships with associated vendors, maintaining and updating the Chamber website, press releases, newsletters and other print materials, and posts submissions to the Chamber’s online community calendar; acts as liaison with the media, actively engaging, cultivating and managing press relationships to ensure positive media coverage of Chamber programs, special events, public announcements and other projects; administers, maintains and monitors the Chamber’s presence on social media networking sites; provides editorial/creative assistance to all divisions of the Chamber.

Other Professional/Community Affiliations:

Public Relations Society of America – Lookout Chapter (past president, treasure, board); Cleveland Media Association; American Cancer Society board of directors;(past president, communications chair, Relay for Life chair, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer leadership team, and Real Men Wear Pink ambassador); and Blyth Oldfield Community Association board of directors. Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists.

Professional Recognitions:

Recipient of the Excellence in Servant Leadership Award (2015) the American Cancer Society;  Professional Excellence in Communications Award (2014) from Public Relations Society of America;  Employee of the Year (2010) NACS/Medical Services, Inc.; Alumnus of the Year (2009) Georgia Cumberland Preparatory Academy; Professional Excellence in Leadership Award (2007) from Grants Professional Network of Central Florida; Distinguished Community Leader Honoree (2006) from Community Vision – Leadership Osceola;  Outstanding Leadership Service Award (1999) Florida Hospital Healthcare System. Paul Harris Fellow distinction by the Rotary International Foundation.

Graduate of Leadership Cleveland (2018), Leadership Chattanooga (2013), Leadership Orlando (2007), Leadership Osceola (2003) and Disney Leadership Institute (1998).


BA degree in journalism, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN

225 Keith St SW
PO Box 2275
Cleveland TN 37320-2275
Phone: 423-472-6587
Fax: 423-472-2019
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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