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Fort Worth Chamber welcomes new EVP of Marketing, Katie Douglass

Posted on: 04/14/2020   |   Category: Press Releases

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce has hired Katie Douglass as Executive Vice President of Marketing. Douglass succeeds the Chamber’s former Executive Vice President of Marketing, Marilyn Gilbert. Gilbert retired on April 7.

Douglass, who joined the team April 8, was previously employed at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she served as Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs.

“We’re pleased to have Katie leading our marketing team during this challenging time,” said Brandom Gengelbach, President of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. “Her abilities to develop and execute marketing and communications strategies combined with her experience implementing events and programming have already proven to be a tremendous asset for our executive leadership team at the Chamber.”

In her new role, Douglass will lead and coordinate the marketing and events teams for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, and support the Chamber’s four-year strategic plan, Fortify.

“I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to join the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and their dynamic leadership team,” Douglass said. “I look forward to partnering with community leaders to support the Chamber's efforts in supporting the Fort Worth business community during this unique time."

Douglass earned a Masters of Education in Counseling/Sport Psychology from Boston University and received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College. 


About the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, with 1,700 member businesses, is one of the largest chambers in the North Texas region. Through its core functions of business attraction and retention, talent development, small business and entrepreneur support, and government advocacy, the Chamber’s vision is to drive the Fort Worth region to be the most thriving, inviting community for all. Contact the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce at (817) 338-2491 or visit

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