Cherie
Cherie Nelson, Executive Director

Cherie has lived in New Albany since 1996 with her husband Jim, Delta Air Line Captain; and son Conner, attending The Ohio State University.  She is past-president of the New Albany Women’s Network; has served on many area boards and committees including the New Albany Community Foundation; the Columbus Metropolitan Celebration of Learning Committee; and the New Albany Chamber Human Resources Council. Prior positions include Marketing Director for New Albany Realty and Business Development Manager for Kelly Services. Cherie holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. When she’s not working, Cherie enjoys traveling, reading, cycling, and playing tennis.

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Tracy
Tracy McVey, Membership Coordinator

Tracy brought a variety of essential skills and experience to the New Albany Chamber team including event planning, administrative, accounting, database management; and prior chamber experience. In her current role, Tracy leads the effort to welcome and onboard new Chamber members, while ensuring existing members get the most out of their chamber membership investment year round. Tracy is key to the planning and execution logistics of all chamber meetings and events, from registration to post-event surveys.  Often the first person chamber members and visitors interact with, Tracy is on the front line everyday answering member questions and directing visitor inquires. She is originally from Heath, Ohio and resides in Westerville.

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Justine Buzalka, Marketing & Communications

Originally from Cleveland, Justine came to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University and receive a B.A. in Strategic Communications. Her experience includes holding various leadership positions with Pi Sigma Epsilon; and working for the Grove City Chamber of Commerce producing digital and print publications and website content management. In her current role, Justine is key to the planning, development, and execution of the New Albany Chamber’s strategic marketing plan including advertising, social media, public relations; and event and program marketing collateral. The newest addition to the team, Justine brings expertise, enthusiasm, and a passion for community engagement to America’s #1 Suburb.

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