ADA – Karen Hudson, an Ada native, was named Thursday as the Executive Director for the Ada area Chamber of Commerce. Hudson will assume her new position July 9.

“We are thrilled to have Karen on board,” said Jenny Cypert, Board President for the Chamber.

“We look forward to the energy and vision she brings to the Chamber. This is a very exciting time for us.”

Hudson, who spent seven years as Director of Alumni Relations at East Central Universiy, said she was excited about the opportuniy.

“I am absolutely thrilled with the chance to work with Nancy Carson and the Chamber Board , and to promote all that’s positive about Ada,” Hudson said.

“I am a fourth-generation Adan, and I’ve chosen to live here and raise my children here because I believe it’s a great place.”

Nancy Carson will remain as President of the Chamber.

Hudson and her husband, John, have two daughters, Kacy and Kelli.