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Johns Creek Chamber welcomes Margolis as chairwoman

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Emory Johns Creek Hospital CEO Marilyn Margolis has taken the reins of the Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 term.

At the Aug. 17 luncheon, the chamber welcomed her and thanked outgoing Chairman Dan Callahan, Alcon’s director of facilities operations.

But Johns Creek Chamber CEO John Bemont told Callahan he should not relax too much, the chamber was not ready to quite let go.

As outgoing chairman he will remain part of the leadership team this year assisting Margolis as will Chairman-elect Jim Pope, regional vice president of Renasant Bank.

“The outgoing chairman works with the incoming chair and the chair-elect to give the chamber solid and secure leadership. It makes the transitions smoother and we have the benefit of three chairpersons,” said Bemont.

The Chamber also paid respects to outgoing board members with Board of Directors Service Awards to:

  • Peggy Titus-Hall
  • Fred Van Patten
  • Susie Duke

Margolis said in her tenure she would initiate the strategic plan to help the chamber “connect, grow and thrive.”

Margolis wants to continue building on the chamber’s most successful efforts, such as its business-to-business expo, its spring Golf Classic and small business development through its business-to-business connections.

“I’m so honored to represent the Chamber of Commerce and help build partnerships with businesses in the community to help our city grow,” she said.

Since 2015, Margolis has served as CEO of the 110-bed acute care facility in the heart of Johns Creek. Emory Johns Creek Hospital is staffed with more than 800 employees.

She’s was the recipient of the Nursing Management’s Visionary leader award in 2007 and the Georgia Hospital Association’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.


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