The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce Staff is dedicated to serving and representing the Chamber of Commerce and Choctaw County. Our staff is committed to making Choctaw County a wonderful place to live, work and visit.

Donna McKay, IOM, Executive Director

I’ve been blessed to be able to work in the town that my family resides in and it has been an honor to serve and work with the people of Choctaw County. I look forward to continuing to be of service to this community in which I am proud to live and call home.

McKay serves as the Chamber Executive Director and has for six years. A few of her responsibilities include the day-to-day operations of the Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce, bookkeeping, planning, and overseeing community events and executes actions of the Chamber of Commerce Board and the District Board.

In 2018, she earned the certification of IOM from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Institute of Organization Management. McKay finished 96 credit hours of nonprofit instruction focusing on professional growth and development. This certification is in nonprofit organizational management. 

Before earning the title of Executive Director, she served as the Administrative Assistant for four years.

Outside of the Chamber, McKay stays busy with spending time with her husband, daughters, and grandchildren. She is very active in her church where she serves as the Music Director and a member of the Women’s Ministries Board.

McKay also serves on the Choctaw County Medical Foundation Board as Treasurer; member of the MSU Extension Service Board and sits on the Choctaw County Career and Technology Center’s Executive Advisory Board.

Amanda McBride, IOM, Communications Coordinator

Working at the Chamber allows me to interact and help our business community, nonprofit organizations, local government leadership and many others. I enjoy working with the different aspects of our community to make Choctaw County a great place to live.

Amanda McBride serves as the Communication Coordinator and has for six years. A few of her responsibilities include marketing, membership contacts, scheduling for the Chamber and District Boards, scheduling for the Choctaw County Community Center and planning community events.

In 2018, she earned the certification of IOM from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Institute of Organization Management. McBride finished 96 credit hours of nonprofit instruction focusing on professional growth and development. This certification is in nonprofit organizational management. 

McBride is married has one daughter and one son. She and her husband are actively involved in their children’s’ activities and sports. She is also involved with the Ackerman Elementary School PTO and enjoys volunteering at the school.