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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Justine Buzalka, Marketing & Events Manager

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. Justine brings expertise, enthusiasm, and a passion for community engagement to America’s #1 Suburb. While not at work, Justine spends her time traveling, discovering new board games and listening to podcasts and audiobooks.

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