Columbus Chamber Hires New VP of Business Expansion and Retention

The Columbus Chamber announced Tuesday that Patty Huddle has been hired as the new vice president of the existing business solutions program. Huddle will be tasked with leading the Chamber’s retention and expansion program for existing businesses within the 11-county Columbus region, and will be working within the Columbus 2020 economic development strategy.

“Patty’s knowledge and contacts within the state of Ohio and The Columbus region will be extremely beneficial for our local businesses,” says Michael Dalby, president and CEO of the Columbus Chamber. “This hire shows our commitment to retaining and expanding local employers, and consistently advocating for a smart, open business environment.”

Huddle previously served as the deputy city manager of economic development for the city of Upper Arlington in addition to positions at TechSolve and The Ohio Department of Development. She is also a certified Economic Development Finance Professional.

“Patty brings a wealth of experience to the outstanding team we are building to execute the Columbus2020 strategy,” says Kenny McDonald, chief economic officer of Columbus2020.

Huddle starts her new position on Sept. 1.