The Hudson Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau announced last week that Mary Claire Olson Potter has accepted the position of chamber president.

Potter brings 17 years of chamber experience to the Hudson Chamber of Commerce including the Rochester Area Chamber, Saint Paul Area Chamber, and the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce. Potter also was President of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce for seven years.

For the past 10 years, she has worked as Director of Business Development for AECOM, a global architectural/engineering firm and most recently as Business Developer for HGA, a national multi-disciplinary architectural/engineering firm.

A resident of Hudson for over 22 years, Potter has remained involved in the community, including serving on the Plan Commission since 2008, and as a member of the Hudson Community Foundation Board of Directors since 2012. Potter was also the Founder and Chief Fundraiser for the David C. Olson Graduate Scholarship for Business Community Excellence in partnership with Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.

Potter will bring her extensive chamber experience and knowledge of the Hudson area to continue moving forward the Chamber's mission, the strategic plan, and the current programs and events of the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau.