Vickery hired as Chamber director
By By Adrienne McKenzie
Sheryl Vickery feels Atmore has a foundation that area residents should keep building on. She hopes to help develop that foundation in her new role as Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.
Vickery was appointed as executive director at Monday’s Chamber board meeting and she knows that she has a lot of work ahead of her. She begins working next Monday.
Vickery is an Atmore native and she graduated from Escambia County High School in 1972. She has a degree in tourism and commercial recreation from the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She lived in Mobile for 28 years before deciding to move back to Atmore.
Vickery has plenty of experience dealing with the community and publicizing different cities. She has interned at the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce in the convention and tourism department. She’s also interned with the Bureau of Publicity &Information in Montgomery and at the Gulf Shores Tourist Association.
Vickery worked at Reed Publications, Inc. in Mobile from 2000-07 until she moved to Atmore in August 2007. She was employed as office manager for the specialty advertising business.
She has also been employed with The Pillars Restaurant in Mobile as front of the house management, direct provision of fine dining service and bartending and organization and management of catering services.
Vickery has also been employed with Zimlich Brothers Florist in Mobile as a part-time employee and the Mobile Ballet.
Vickery not only has a wide variety of past employment and internships, she also is a firm believer in volunteerism and community involvement.
Fundraisers and promotions Vickery has volunteered her time for include, September Celebration Mobile, Explore the Arts of Mobile; Arts Council of Mobile and Cathedral Square Arts District; Azalea Trail Run 10K, host, media relations and organized luncheon; Challenge of Champions track and field event; National Champions of Divisions II Rugby, host, media relations and organized luncheon; Port City Pacers Running Club; Volunteer Mobile, Inc., Bayfest Music Festival and Mobile Tricentennial Celebration; Mobile Area Food Bank, silent auction and Chef Challenge and the American Cancer Society, organized and participated in Relay For Life and Silent Auction.
Vickery looks forward to working with area residents in her new role.