Pat Convery has been President of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce since 2003.
Pat’s been with the chamber since 1990. She was hired to manage the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest, the state championship of hot-air ballooning. The event, now in its 28th year, attracts over 100,000 visitors and pumps millions of dollars into the community. Her role expanded to include communications manager in 1993, at which time she became more involved in economic development and advocacy issues for the chamber.
The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce provided leadership and direction for the county-wide strategic growth plan, Advantage Livingston. Brainpower is one of the five broad strategies of Advantage Livingston, with one strategy being: “Build on the foundation of Great Start Livingston: Early Childhood. We will ensure that every child in our community gets a great start on an education.”
With the support of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Pat was one of the first one hundred business people to join the Children’s Leadership Council of Michigan and endorse The Michigan Early Childhood Business Plan.
Pat has served on the Board of Regents for the US Chamber Institute’s Northeast site at Villanova University and has been presented with the Chamber Professional award multiple years by the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals (MACP). She is a board member of the Economic Development Council of Livingston County, the Livingston Diversity Council and the Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
She lives in Hartland, Michigan. One of her grandchildren is in his second year in a Livingston County preschool.
Pat is a graduate of the US Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management.