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Boone County Chamber: Joslyn McGriff-Bensley

Joslyn McGriff-Bensley Takes Over as New Boone County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Writer / Matt Keating
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Boone County ChamberJoslyn McGriff-Bensley, the new executive director of the Boone County Chamber of Commerce, says she is looking forward to her new job and has exciting plans for the future.

Her vision is to expand on everything positive that has already happened in the county and build on those impressive accomplishments. She will work with many of the large and small businesses in the community that have thrived through the years. 

I hope to continue building on the growth and momentum of my predecessor, Diane Schultz,” she says. My vision moving forward is to elevate the chamber and our members.” 

The chamber grew 85% throughout the last five years under the leadership and direction of Schultz. McGriff-Bensley is looking forward to continuing those positive and impressive efforts. 

She is also looking forward to meeting more people in Boone County and hearing what they have to say. McGriff-Bensley has more than 15 years of professional and business leadership experience. With Boone County experiencing recent growth in all sizes of business, she says she will get feedback and strong ideas from many different members of the community.  

I want to create more resources and opportunities for Boone County businesses to continue to grow and flourish,” McGriff-Bensley says. Im excited about the county’s prosperity and l look forward to meeting and working with the community.” 

McGriff-Bensley has a strong work history that she will be able to utilize to lead the Boone County Chamber of Commerce. She has worked in education and nonprofit management. She firmly believes Boone County has many more business opportunities ahead that will benefit the whole community.  

Most recently I served as the assistant executive director for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and its foundation in Indianapolis,” she says. I have worked for over 15 years in nonprofit and corporate environments leading teams, managing budgets and building partnerships.”

McGriff-Bensley is also actively involved in the Junior League of Indianapolis, and is currently national chair of her sororitys committee on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Boone County ChamberMcGriff-Bensley notes that many of her other work skills will be highly beneficial in her new job. Im passionate about collaboration, event management and turning something good into something extraordinary,” she says. 

McGriff-Bensley lives in the Eagle Creek area of Indianapolis with her husband and their dog Dawson. She says she loves living there.

There is always something going on in the Circle City and the surrounding towns,” she says. As an Indiana transplant, I can personally attest to the Hoosier hospitality.”

McGriff-Bensley notes that she loves hearing from people on what they believe will benefit county businesses.

I rarely turn down a cup of coffee,” she says. I cannot wait to meet with community members, especially the nonmembers of the chamber, to get a sense of who they are. Im open to feedback and how the chamber can support it.”

The Boone County Chamber is located at 221 N. Lebanon St. in Lebanon, IN. For more information, call 765-482-1320 or visit them online at

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