Tammy Long has joined the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry as Director of the Missouri Chamber Federation. In her new post, Long will build the Missouri Chamber Federation, a partnership created to unify local and state chamber advocacy efforts in the capitol in Jefferson City and in Washington D.C. Long will work with executives and members of more than 500 chambers of commerce across the state to expand the overall business community’s legislative engagement and strength. She will build relationships, increase awareness of legislative needs and opportunities and help align advocacy messaging and resources.
“There is no better network of Missouri’s employers than that of the chambers of commerce around our state,” said Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Daniel P. Mehan. “Building strong relationships with these community leaders is a vital component of a unified business agenda. Tammy already knows many of these professionals from her many years in chamber work and can turn her experience and relationships into a stronger voice for employers.”
Long comes to the Missouri Chamber with a long history of chamber experience. She served as president of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau for more than 19 years. In that role, Long managed operations for the 11-member staff, including strategic planning, membership development and support, community involvement and legislative activity. She served as the organization’s legislative lobbyist. Warrensburg’s proximity to Whiteman Air Force Base made military relations a critical part of Long’s responsibilities. Long developed and implemented legislation to support military and Department of Defense installations and assets in Missouri through the Missouri Military Preparedness Enhancement Commission.
Prior to her work at the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, Long served as a captain in the US Air Force. Long received her Master’s degree in management from Webster University, St. Louis, and a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.