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Chamber names new public policy director

DULUTH -- Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's new lobbyist is the woman who organized the Engage Gwinnett committee.

Jann Moore was named the Chamber's director of public policy Monday. She began her career as press coordinator for Gov. Joe Frank Harris and most recently served as special assistant for external affairs to Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charles Bannister. In that role, she coordinated the county's extensive outreach group that studied government spending.

"For many years, Jann has played a critical role behind the scenes in shaping public policy in Gwinnett as well as Georgia," said Gwinnett Chamber Vice President of Communications and Public Policy Demming Bass. "I can think of no better leader to serve as our director of public policy and advocate on behalf of the Gwinnett community. Her unique mix of experience in the public and private sector as well as connections, lobbying and public relations strengths will ensure our key public policy message is communicated -- strengthening our community through pro business policies leads to job growth and wealth creation."

Moore replaces Natalie Shore in the Chamber office and will be tasked with coordinating trips to Washington, D.C., and other locations as well as legislative and transportation summits and various programs outlined in the Partnership Gwinnett economic development strategy.