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Hummel named new executive director of Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce

Aug 12, 2022 02:55PM ● By Tricia Hoadley

The Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Michelle Hummel as the organization’s new executive director.

Hummel brings almost 20 years of sales, marketing, technology, and management experience to the new position with the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC).

The Board of Directors considered Hummel to be the ideal candidate for this role.

“This is an exciting time for the chamber, and I am extremely pleased to have someone with Michelle’s experience and passion leading the organization into our next phase of growth and member services,” said MACC Board President Bruce Rushton.

Hummel has served as the interim executive director and director of membership sales & engagement for the Middletown Family YMCA. Her operational oversight has provided for successes in membership, programming, and community impact.

Hummel said, “It is an honor to continue serving our Middletown community as the executive director for the chamber. I have been fortunate to witness first-hand the value membership brings to our local businesses, and I am grateful to have the ability to be a part of this business-focused organization.”

As a computer science graduate with experience in network administration, computer design, data management, and software development, she has a solid foundation rooted in technology that will be a tremendous asset as the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce enters the next chapter.

Hummel is an active member of the Middletown community, raising her two sons in the Appoquinimink School District and loyally attending each of their seasonal sports activities. On Saturdays, you often can find her cheering from the sidelines and celebrating successes over ice cream in Middletown.

Her hobbies include photography, biking, and DIY home improvement projects. She has been involved with her neighborhood board, local fitness and health initiatives, food and clothing drives, and a variety of community fundraising events. Hummel brings a strong focus on quality and community impact to the executive director role.

About the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce

The Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1972 by Will Kirkwood and is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization dedicated to the economic development of the Southern New Castle County area. The Chamber provides advocacy, leadership, and networking in the business community and serves as a catalyst for the promotion of our members as well as an information resource center for the MOT (Middletown, Odessa & Townsend) community.

More information is available at

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