Congratulations, Jill Parsons- 2017 WV Wonder Woman
Congratulations to MOV Chamber President/CEO, Jill Parsons who was named to the 2017 West Virginia Wonder Women by WV Living Magazine! Jill was selected alongside 49 other female leaders in our state to receive this honor and accepted her award at the 2017 Wonder Women Luncheon held on Monday October 23 in Charleston. Below, we would like to share her bio with you, featured in fall issue of WV Living Magazine.
“It’s Always About Relationships”
Parkersburg native Jill Parsons majored in hospital administration and finance at Marshall University, then got her MBA at the University of South Carolina. Pursuing a career in hospital marketing, Parsons became the director of marketing at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg and was eventually promoted to vice president. Then, when the president and CEO position opened up at the Parkersburg Chamber of Commerce, Parsons decided to apply. Networking proved to be important— she knew every person in the interview room, and each one continues to play a role in her position today. “It’s always about relationships; connecting and being accessible with our members to find out what their needs are,” she says.
Parsons is also the president of the local Rotary Club, where she has been a member for 10 years. She is active in the local Marshall University alumni group and enjoys playing pickleball, a game similar to tennis and wiffle ball.
Follow the link below to check out all of the other wonderful women recognized in this issue!