The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce has hired public affairs executive Rebecca Montgomery as senior vice president of Advocacy, leading one of four pillars of the Chamber’s new strategic plan, Fortify.
Her appointment comes soon after the chamber announced the hiring of Jarred Howard as senior vice president of small business and entrepreneurial support.
The strategic plan’s four pillars are Business Recruitment & Retention; Talent Development, Attraction and Retention; Small Business and Entrepreneur Support; and Government Advocacy.
Montgomery will join the Fort Worth Chamber on April 9. Curently, she is vice president of External Affairs at the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, which recently rebranded as Trinity Metro.
She was responsible for local, state, and federal government relations, marketing, communications, and community relations during her four years at Trinity Metro.
FORT WORTH CHAMBER TOUT’S MONTGOMERY’S EXPERIENCE
“Rebecca brings established relationships and a wealth of experience with the Texas Legislature, Fort Worth City Council and other public partners to represent the interests of our stakeholders and help advocate for a stronger business climate,” Brandom Gengelbach, executive vice president of Economic Development, said in a release.
In her new role, Montgomery’s new goals will include developing and communicating annual public policy agendas, increasing business sector diversity on chamber advocacy committees, legislative advocacy, and promoting Fort Worth as a driver of economic development policy discussions, the release said.
“My role at Trinity Metro has prepared me for this new position because I have spent the last several years learning about essential issues that shape our community,” Montgomery said. “I believe my experience in policy and advocacy will allow me to impact our community positively, and I cannot wait to get started in helping further the chamber’s mission of economic prosperity in Fort Worth.”