The new president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Ashli Watts, will be the featured speaker for the December Power in Partnership breakfast of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. The breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. US Bank is the sponsor.

Watts was named president and CEO for the Kentucky Chamber, the state's largest business association, in November. Watts joined the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in November 2012 and during her tenure as senior vice president of public affairs led efforts in passing significant pieces of legislation. As part of the chamber's leadership team, the Kentucky Chamber was named National State Chamber of the Year in 2017. Prior to joining the chamber, she worked at the Kentucky Bar Association and the Legislative Research Commission.

Watts graduated from Campbellsville University with a bachelor's degree in political science and history in 2004 and holds a master's degree in public policy and administration from the University of Louisville. She is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Kentucky and currently serves on the boards for Campbellsville University and Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky.

The cost is $15 for chamber members; $20 for non-chamber members.

If you are not a Power Card holder, make your reservations by noon Tuesday at, email to or call 270-443-1746.

Want to go?

When: 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursday

Where: Julian M. Carroll Convention Center, Ohio Room

Speaker: Kentucky Chamber President Ashli Watts

Sponsor: US Bank

Cost: $15 for Chamber members; $20 for non-Chamber members

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