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Sarah Russell has  been selected by the board of directors of the Mason Area Chamber of Commerce as their incoming executive director.  She starts work on September 30, 2019.  MACC president Mike Waltz says, “I am confident she will do a great job for the Chamber.”

She is a Mason High School graduate and the daughter of Bruce and Christa Oesterle.  She lives in Mason with her three children who are attending Alaiedon Elementary School.  Sarah Russell has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and small business management.  She also has a post graduate certificate in counseling.  

Sarah Russell will join the other MACC staff members — Victoria Bowerman, administrative assistant, and Hannah Warvel, program assistant.  The Chamber office and Hometown USA Visitors Center is located at 148 E. Ash Street, across from the Ingham County Courthouse in downtown Mason.

When Sarah Russell starts as executive director, the outgoing executive director Doug Klein will stay on as a part-time consultant until October 26, 2019.  A reception for Doug Klein will be held as part of a “Chamber After-Hours” at Dart Bank headquarters, 368 S. Park Street in Mason, on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  The community is invited to attend.