The face of the Cut Bank Area Chamber of Commerce for the past 11 years has been Executive Director Amy Overstreet. But that’s about to change. Overstreet was hired last week as the new Executive Director of the Cut Bank Education Foundation and Alumni Association (CBEFAA).
The school board approved the hiring of Overstreet at their meeting on Nov. 12 and the CBEFAA board of directors affirmed Overstreet’s hiring at their meeting on Nov. 14.
Overstreet has resigned her position as Executive Director of the Chamber, a position she has held since October 2008, effective the end of next month.
“I have loved working with the business community and residents in Cut Bank to keep Cut Bank moving forward and to be able to use my position with the Chamber to keep Cut Bank a great place to live, work and visit. I have been blessed with more than 11 years of talented and generous board members to work along side with,” said Overstreet. “It has truly been a blessing for me and my family to be able to work with the Chamber for this long.”
Overstreet learned earlier this summer that Nicole Altenburg was resigning from her position at the CBEFAA. “The seed was planted then for me to try something new. Even though I absolutely love my job at the Cut Bank Chamber, I felt led to explore this opportunity. With many of the grants the Chamber received in 2019 wrapped up or nearly completed and the Chamber at a place of great stability, I felt like this was a great time to transition to something new,” she explained.
“I am looking forward to the challenge of having this new position, and because of the amazing legacy and groundwork that the CBEFAA board and the two most recent Executive Directors –Nicole Altenburg and the late Kimberly Butterworth–have created, I am excited to join this successful and functional organization,” continued Overstreet.
To help with the transition of a new executive director, Overstreet will be available for a few hours each month in 2020 in an advisory capacity to assist the new Executive Director. Her duties will include helping with the day-to-day activities and annual events to ensure a smooth transition for the new Chamber Executive Director as well as the Chamber Board of Directors.