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Mindy McCloughan currently serves as the president and CEO of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. Before moving to Loveland, Colo. in June 2012, McCloughan served as president to the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce in Paris, Texas. Her tenure covers 20 years of chamber, economic development, community development and tourism. She is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute with University of Oklahoma; Institute for Organizational Management through the American Chamber of Commerce Executives at Colorado College and a Community/Economic Development Institute graduate from the University of Central Arkansas; and the Western Association of Chamber Executives Academy.
McCloughan is a member of W.A.C.E, ACCE, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Mountain View Rotary Club, Colorado Women of Influence, and serves on various boards such as, Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance, Loveland Business Development Center, Loveland Broadband Task Force, Leadership Northern Colorado, Leadership Loveland, Fix North I-25 Business Alliance, and Loveland Downtown Partnership.
McCloughan’s accomplishments in Loveland consist of expanding the Chamber membership base, stabilizing the organization, reducing debt and implementing a balanced budget and creating programs and partnerships that bring added value to Chamber investors as well as the community. In 2013 McCloughan started a business recovery grant program and raised $645,000 for grants to help the businesses affected by the flood. BizWest recently recognized Mindy as one of the 2017 Woman of Distinction honorees and Colorado Women of Influence recognized her as a 2017 Woman of Vision.
McCloughan’s purpose and passion is to strengthen and expand the economy through programs that lead to bringing business, industry and economic growth to Loveland and Larimer County which fosters the overall quality of life initiatives that make Loveland a great place to live, work and raise a family. In her spare time she enjoys the mountains and golfing with her husband (Dave McCloughan) and their four children (Logan, Ryan, Landon and Grant) and her first grandchild (Emmie Hope).
“Mindy’s chamber experience, track record of success and ability to understand and maintain the dynamic relationships between a chamber and partner organizations fits nicely into the Loveland Chamber’s plan for success,” said Dave Clark, Loveland Chamber board chair. “Throughout the selection process, the board was consistently impressed with Mindy’s experience, priorities for chamber management and tenacity. The board has been working diligently on its strategic plan to keep the chamber viable for its investors and local business. Mindy is the right person to lead the chamber into the future and bring prosperity to businesses and the community.”