The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) announced today the hiring of Blair Kindlick as public affairs and community relations specialist, a newly-created position that will be dedicated to developing, implementing and administering the Chamber’s increased community relations efforts.

Ms. Kindlick will initially focus on a grass-roots campaign that aims to create more private sector jobs in the Greater Philadelphia region. To achieve this goal, she will work to enhance the Chamber’s relationships with regional civic groups, non-profit organizations and local constituencies – all in an effort to make Greater Philadelphia a more welcoming environment for business.

“The hiring of Blair Kindlick will allow us to advocate even better on behalf of the entire Chamber membership,” said Rob Wonderling, GPCC President and CEO. “With Blair increasing our community outreach efforts, we are now are in a better position to represent business interests with one voice across all levels of government.”

In addition to managing public outreach programs, Ms. Kindlick will also have an active role on GPCC social media and blog outlets to help broadcast advocacy messages from the Chamber Public Policy department.

“It’s exciting to join the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in its initiative to create private-sector jobs in our region,” Kindlick said. “I look forward to establishing and strengthening relationships with different community groups and constituencies as we collaborate with the City of Philadelphia to continually improve its business climate.”

Ms. Kindlick brings a wealth of experience with her, having spent the past five years working at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey, most recently as a special events manager. There, she managed over 150 events, coordinating logistics, speakers and the recruitment of event volunteers. Ms. Kindlick also oversaw social media communication.

Ms. Kindlick is a 2007 graduate of Saint Joseph’s University, where she earned a Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration.  She volunteers for the University’s Alumni Board of Directors and is active with Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County, NJ. She resides in Philadelphia.