Melissa Worthington announced plans to resign her position as Vice President of Chamber Services and Strategic Advancement at Envision Greater Fond du Lac effective September 13, 2019. Worthington has accepted a position as the Brand and Digital Strategy Architect for the YMCA of Greater Houston.
“I have truly enjoyed my time working alongside the very talented team at Envision Greater Fond du Lac,” shared Worthington. “From an innovative and engaging CEO whom I’ve enjoyed working with and learning from, to an enhanced suite of programs and services, Envision Greater Fond du Lac has made significant strides in the last few years. I’m very proud to have been part of this team and look forward to the opportunity ahead.”
Worthington joined the Association of Commerce in July 2014 to lead the organization’s workforce development and educational attainment efforts. Under her leadership, the organization built a robust offering of educational programs that continue to positively impact our community today. With the launch of Envision Greater Fond du Lac, her role expanded to providing leadership in the areas of Chamber membership, community well-being and specialized program engagement. Most recently, her accolades include the completion of a national Healthy Communities Fellowship with the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) designed to help boost innovative community health initiatives.
Cecilia Harry, President and CEO of Envision Greater Fond du Lac, praised Worthington’s contributions to the organization. “I’ve really enjoyed working with Melissa and am grateful for her leadership in our organization. She will be missed, but I know she has a fantastic opportunity ahead.”
Paul Reetz, Chair of the Board of Envision Greater Fond du Lac and Owner of Integrity Saw and Tool, echoed Harry’s comments. “Melissa has been an asset to the Envision Greater Fond du Lac team and the greater community. We appreciate her efforts over the last five years and wish her the best in her new role.”
A search will commence in the coming days for Worthington’s successor.