Kevin McCarthy, President of Tralee Chamber Alliance today announced that Colette O Connor has been appointed as its new Chief Executive. She replaces Ken Tobin whose term finished at the end of September.
Kevin” Colette has extensive knowledge of business in Tralee, having previously held managerial roles in both ‘The Abbeygate Hotel’ and with ‘Fels Point Hotel’. She set up her own Management Consultancy business in 2017, specialising in the Events and Hospitality sector. She is currently a director of The Kerry Tourism Industry Forum and has a great passion for promoting North Kerry Tourism, we are delighted to welcome Colette into Tralee Chamber Alliance and believe she will be a huge asset, her skills and experience will help the Chamber work with the local business community to maximise the potential of the area.”
A business management consultant, Colette has a wide range of experience working with community groups and businesses both locally and internationally, specializing in the Events and hospitality sector. Her background lies in hospitality where she worked in managerial roles in a number of hotels across Kerry and Limerick.
In her native Listowel she was a founding member of the Listowel Business and Community Alliance and played a pivotal role in the advancement of the organisation over the past four years while also playing an active role in the Kerry Chambers Network.
Commenting on her appointment Ms O’Connor said “I am honoured to be taking up the CEO position within the Tralee Chamber Alliance. The organisation is firmly established and has a long and proud history of promoting the Tralee area as a prime business destination and supporting local enterprises. The Chamber played a hugely important role in helping businesses stay informed during the COVID 19 pandemic and worked with members ensuring they got the required support from government. Tralee I feel is a town that has it all and is already a great town to live in, work in or visit.”
Ms. O’Connor said that she is looking forward to getting to fully know the team at Tralee Chamber Alliance while also paying tribute to the work of her predecessor “its early days but I am excited to get stuck in and work on how as an organisation we can enhance our offering to members and best support their needs. Ken is an extremely hard act to follow and I will be doing my best to continue keeping Tralee at the forefront when it comes to lobbying for key infrastructure, further developing the already incredible offering we have here “