New chamber director devoted to people

By CHRISTINE STEPHENSON
cstephenson@dcherald.com

Hickman

HUNTINGBURG — Becky Hickman has always enjoyed helping people succeed by connecting them to resources.

That’s how she became so involved in Dubois County. Others pointed her in the direction of resources. As a single mother raising two daughters, she relied on the kindness of the community and has always tried to give back in return, she said.

Hickman was named the executive director of the Dubois County Chamber of Commerce this month.

“In addition to Becky’s passion for Dubois County and its continued growth, she brings a tremendous amount of experience, leadership, and drive to the Dubois County Chamber of Commerce,” board president Matt Krieg said in a February press release.

People in leadership roles can guide in different ways. Hickman considers herself a resourceful leader devoted to people.

“I just really enjoy helping people succeed,” she said. “I don’t always have all the answers, but I know someone who knows someone who does have the answers.”

Her ability to network and connect people in the community is what led her to take the director role, she said. Hickman has worked in the county for 30 years, including 19 at German American as a director of learning and development.

Even in her early days in Dubois County, she and her daughters were always involved in the community. Hickman has worked with the Tri-County YMCA and the Jasper Arts Commission, has judged pageants and speech competitions, and is especially passionate about mentoring young women who want to excel in their career paths.

She has enjoyed supporting her daughters in school activities such as Future Farmers of America, the performing arts, and Business Professionals of America. She is continuing that tradition with her two grandsons.

As Hickman just started her job, she’s still wrapping her head around the possibility of long-term goals, she said. In the short term, though, she is looking forward to events such as Chamber Chats, a virtual networking event on March 30 and the Garden Gate Festival in Huntingburg in July.

In general, Hickman is focused on networking, promoting business and bringing education to different businesses, she said.

Hickman encourages those in the community to reach out to her with any thoughts or suggestions on how the chamber can benefit them. She can be reached at becky@duboiscountychamber.com.




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