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Lake Travis Chamber Names new Executive Director

Karen Shultz to lead Chamber for growth


Bee Cave, TX (January 10, 2023) –  The Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Karen Shultz has accepted the position of executive director for the organization. Shultz will take on the role of executive director immediately. 

As director, Shultz will guide the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce as it continues its vision and mission help businesses strengthen their community, to elevate all businesses and make the entire Lake Travis community stronger.

“The unanimous board vote for Ms. Shultz to take on this role combined with unwavering community support for the Lake Travis Chamber, we have found the right leader for this organization.  With Shultz’s knowledge and experience, the Chamber is positioned to expand membership, advocacy regionally while advocating for our local businesses. We will be an integral part of creating a thriving business climate that generates jobs, benefits residents and serves our global community” said Jeff Haley, Chairman of the Lake Travis Chamber Board of Directors, and manager at Watkins Insurance Group.

Shultz has an extensive career in business leading sales, sales operations, marketing, and non-profit organizations. Shultz, who recently held the position of Senior VP of Marketing for Cybernance, and owner of her own marketing firm, Brilliant Ideas group.  

Shultz is no stranger to the non-profit world. Previously she was the Executive Director of Susan G. Komen helping to grow and expand the services and mission of the non-profit.  Shultz has held various executive board positions with the Center for Child Protection, American Youthworks and Leadership Women for Leadership Texas. Most recently she served as the Chair for the Tomorrow’s Child Foundation serving The Center for Child Protection.

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Shultz join us at the Chamber. Her extensive business and leadership experience will benefit our city, regional community, and Chamber members as we support our growing local business community,” said Kristi Jones, Past Chairman of the Lake Travis Chamber Board of Directors, and Vice President of Marketing at HeartGift.”

“I’m excited for this opportunity to lead the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce, “ said Shultz. “Lake Travis is a world class area and a shining star in Central Texas. I look forward to working with local businesses, city leaders and our community as we focus on strengthening our chamber to serve and support Chamber members and the entire Lake Travis area. I appreciate the confidence of the Chamber Board of Directors.”

About Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1986 by a small group of area business and civic leaders, the Lake Travis Chamber was created with the idea of businesses, local government and civic leaders working together to promote the Lake Travis area and businesses in Western Travis County.  Now, 36 years later, together with our committed members, the South Lake Travis community and local businesses continue to grow and thrive.  The Lake Travis Chamber serves the entire South Lake communities of Bee Cave, Lakeway, Spicewood, Briarcliff, The Hills, Spanish Oaks and surrounding areas, encompassing the entire Lake Travis Independent School District. Visit


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