Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Two Promotions

(Joplin, MO)The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce two well-deserved promotions.  

Erin Slifka, former Director of Marketing & Communications, has been promoted to the position of Director of Sales & Marketing. In this new role, Slifka will oversee the membership and marketing departments of the Chamber so those staff members can assist Chamber members as they forge deeper connections with the Chamber and each other. She will continue to oversee the Chamber’s communications as well.   

Melissa Williams, formerly Administrative Assistant / Human Resources, will assume the role of Director of Operations for the Chamber where she will manage the day-to-day operations of the administrative and finance staff at the Chamber. She will also oversee the Chamber’s human resources department, assisting the staff so that they feel empowered, supported, and better equipped to fulfill their duties.  

“The Chamber has undergone significant changes over the past 18 months as we redefine and rededicate ourselves to serving our members and supporting business growth,” says Travis Stephens, President & CEO of the Chamber. “Through their dedication to the organization and quality of work during this time, Erin and Melissa have both consistently demonstrated their commitment to the future success of the Chamber and the business community. Their unique skill sets, leadership qualities and alignment with our organization’s mission and core values make them the perfect fit for their new, respective roles.” 

Both Slifka and Williams assumed their new roles on Monday, April 1, 2024.  


Erin Slifka, Director of Sales & Marketing
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce

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