Crofton Chamber

Interim Executive Director Announcement

Connections, Marketing, Community, Visibility and Friendship

Press Release – Crofton, MD


The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has named Joy Hutter Interim Executive Director of the Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce (GCCC). This decision coincides with the pursuit of the GCCC Strategic Planning Process, which is being undertaken to align with the community’s needs and chart the future course of GCCC.

“Joy’s passion for the Chamber is evidenced by her ongoing involvement and support for our programming,” said GCCC President Gary Heldt.  

“Each of the Chamber’s community events, from the Festival on the Green and Taste of Crofton to National Night Out and our many school outreach programs, fosters critical engagement and connections,” said Hutter. “As both a local resident and GCCC member, I’m always proud to support or help manage so many great events that strengthen our relationships and our community.”

Joy has been a member of the GCCC through Chick-fil-A since 2008 and has served as the Chair of the Education Committee, which recently launched the first annual Anne Arundel County Civics Bee in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Joy has served on the Board of Directors and recently held the Secretary and Vice President positions. She brings a core understanding of the organization’s mission and a commitment to serving the community, and she has significant insights into our community’s needs and strengths. Joy and her husband, Jeff, chose Crofton for their first home after getting married in 2003.  They have two children and have built strong roots in the Crofton Community over the past twenty years. Joy looks forward to joining Crofton women’s beginner pickleball league this spring. 

Joy will continue working as Director of Marketing and Community Relations for Chick-fil-A.  She will serve as Interim Executive Director for the GCCC on a part-time basis for the next few months as GCCC continues its search for its next Executive Director. The GCCC Board of Directors and Chamber Advisor Judy Wilson are excited to work with Joy during this organizational transition. She is a generous collaborator and a skilled problem solver. Joy is eager to advance critical work with GCCC members, local businesses, and community members to foster the mission of GCCC as it looks toward the future.

The Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce was established in 1989 to unify and strengthen the businesses and business interests in the Greater Crofton area. Through its continuous growth, the Chamber has become a prominent organization addressing not only business issues but community issues as well. Membership in the GCCC provides an opportunity for connections, marketing, community, visibility, and friendship.