What’s on Angi’s Desk

Angi Baugher

Director of Finance, Education, and Administration

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As Director of Finance and Administration, Angi is the glue that keeps things together and the oil that keeps the “Chamber Machine” running smoothly. Angi manages the fiscal resources and day-to-day operational functions including Information Technology and human resources.
Angi has the opportunity to oversee the Chamber’s highly sought-after Leadership Jefferson City Program. Now in its 31st year, the Leadership Jefferson City class of 30 was selected by a committee to experience a leadership training retreat and 11 all-day sessions that provide an in-depth look at various aspects of our community (Education, Volunteerism, Media, etc.) in order to develop professionally and to be more aware of the community as a whole.
Even though employees are gone from their businesses for 11 sessions, the value is justified. They encourage their employees to apply for the Leadership Jefferson City Program to develop themselves into greater leaders with a deeper knowledge and pride in their city. The Chamber hopes that in educating our workforce, they will become “engaged employees” if they were not before. Engaged Employees are more likely to be enthusiastic about their work and their organization’s reputation and interests. Angi continually changes the program to be relevant and fresh for the classmates.
The Leadership Class also has the choice to organize an event of their own at the end of their session. For the past few years, Battle of the Brews, a beer-tasting event, has been continued as the class project and raises funds for a local charity of their choice.
A second education program Angi oversees is the Partners in Education program, which matches Jefferson City businesses and schools with the goal of enhancing students learning experiences.
A secondary goal is to build students awareness of career opportunities to better guide them into a particular career path if their interest is piqued. At this time more than 60 partnerships currently help the Chamber achieve these goals.

This year, Angi also provides staff support for the Q125 Committee (Quasquicentennial)

which works to recognize the Chamber’s many achievements over its 125-year history—1893 to 2018. The Committee has celebrated this important milestone in the sale of many commemorative items and also through print and digital publications released throughout the year.