NKY Chamber names former NKU basketball captain as membership representative

Drew McDonald

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. — The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) has announced the hiring of Drew McDonald as a membership representative. He assumed the role Monday.

“We are extremely excited about the addition of Drew to the NKY Chamber team,” said Brent Cooper, president & CEO for the NKY Chamber. “He will be a key player in supporting current members and in creating awareness regarding the many benefits of Chamber membership throughout the NKY business community.”

As Membership Representative, McDonald will be responsible for supporting the vice president of membership in managing membership sales, enrollment, renewals, and ongoing consumer relationships with NKY Chamber members.

McDonald is a 2019 graduate Northern Kentucky University (NKU), where he majored in marketing. While at NKU, he was the captain of the men’s basketball team, helping to lead the team to four Horizon League Conference wins, and a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

“Northern Kentucky is a special place to me and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity the Chamber has given me to be more involved in the community,” said McDonald. “I was born and raised here, and it’s an honor to be able to help support companies in our region and contribute to making it a better place to live and do business.”

Outside of work, McDonald serves on the board of directors for Ethan’s Purpose, a nonprofit organization that supports children in need of counseling and mental health, and volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Henry Hosea House. He also spends time visiting area elementary schools, speaking with students about the importance of an education and hard work. McDonald has spent the past three summers as a camp counselor helping children of all ages further develop skills and love for the game of basketball.

Members are invited to meet McDonald during the NKY Chamber’s upcoming Pints & Perspectives on Thursday, September 26 where they’ll also have the opportunity to hear from Northern Kentucky University’s new men’s basketball coach, Darrin Horn. Registration and additional information is available online at nkychamber.com/events.

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