SW King County Chamber of Commerce Selects Carol Kolson as New President


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SWKCCCarolKolsonAfter conducting a three-month search period, the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced on Thursday (March 28) Carol Kolson as their new President/CEO.

Kolson will assume the role on Monday, April 8. She was selected out of more than 40 applicants.

Carol has been involved with the Southwest King County Chamber for the last 6 years and is excited to help lead the Chamber. She has a 28-year banking career, most recently at HomeStreet Bank for 13 years. She has also worked in Marysville, Camano Island, Everett and Bellevue as a banker. Most of her banking career has focused on building meaningful relationship with clients.

Carol has served on the Southwest King County Chamber Board of Directors in the Chair position, Golf Tournament Chair, Funding and Events Committee and the Ambassador Committee. She believes being an active member at the Southwest King County Chamber resulted in new and long lasting client relationships.

Volunteering at non-profits who serve South King County cities has been a big part of Carol’s life. She is a member of the Tukwila Historical Society, and has chaired events for DAWN and Habitat for Humanity. She has taught financial literacy classes for several non-profits in South King County. Giving back to local communities is important to her as a business leader. She won the DAWN 2012 Hero Award, Southwest King County Chamber 2011 Outstanding Community Service Award and the Seattle Rotary 2007 Service Above Self Award.

Born and raised in Johnstown, PA, Carol has made the Seattle area her home since 1981. She loves to play golf, read and cook. She has had the opportunity to travel to Dubai, Qatar, China, Japan and Mexico City. Carol has two sons that also live in the Northwest, and her fiancée, John, works for Boeing.

Here’s a brief interview with Carol:

“I have been involved with the Southwest King County Chamber for the last 6 years and am excited to help lead the Chamber. I have a 28 year banking career, most recently at HomeStreet Bank for 13 years. I have also worked in Marysville, Camano Island, Everett and Bellevue as a banker. Most of my banking career has focused on building meaningful relationship with clients.

I have served on the Southwest King County Chamber Board of Directors in the Chair position, Golf Tournament Chair, Funding and Events Committee and the Ambassador Committee. I believe that being an active member at our Chamber resulted in new and long lasting client relationships.

Volunteering at non-profits who serve our South King County cities has been a big part of my life. I am a member of the Tukwila Historical Society, and have chaired events for DAWN and Habitat for Humanity. I have taught financial literacy classes for several non-profits in South King County. Giving back to our communities is important to me as a business leader. I won the DAWN 2012 Hero Award, Southwest King County Chamber 2011 Outstanding Community Service Award and the Seattle Rotary 2007 Service Above Self Award.

Born and raised in Johnstown, PA, I have made the Seattle area my home since 1981. I love to play golf, read and cook. I have had the opportunity to travel to Dubai, Qatar, China, Japan and Mexico City. I have two sons that also live in the Northwest. My fiancée, John, works for Boeing.

I am looking forward to working with the Board of Directors, Chamber staff and our members!”

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