Katie Worthington Decker, President/CEO Katie joined the chamber team in March 2014. She moved to Lakeland in 1997 from Nashville, TN and after attending the University of Central Florida she moved to Winter Haven to start her career. Her experience includes commercial banking, medical clinic operations, insurance and marketing, online and public relations strategy with a concentration on business, economic development and tourism. Katie began volunteering for the chamber in 2006 and during that time was the founding chairwoman of the Winter Haven Young Professionals Group (now Endeavor Winter Haven), Winter Haven Chamber Foundation Chairwoman and the Vice Chair of Tourism for the Chamber Board of Directors. Katie believes the core strength of the Winter Haven business community is our focus on collaboration. She participates on the boards of the Winter Haven Economic Development Council, Main Street Winter Haven, Winter Haven Public Education Partnership, the Marketing and Sports & Special Events Committees of the Tourist Development Council and the Tax Oversight Committee of the Polk County Public Schools, to name a few. Connect with Katie on LinkedIn.
Jennifer Romberger,IOM, Vice President of Finance & Events Jennifer joined the chamber team in May of 2008. Her responsibilities are event planning, logistics, finance and everything else chamber related. She is a graduate from the U. S. Chamber Institute of Organization Management (Chamber College). She moved to Winter Haven from Pennsylvania in 1992. When she’s not event planning or working the numbers, Jennifer and her husband Ken enjoy spending time with their two boys. Jennifer is also a small-business owner, sewing specialty dog wear and accessories.
Amanda Jo Nicholson, IOM, Vice President of Member Services Amanda-Jo moved to Polk County in 2004, where she immediately became involved in the Winter Haven Chamber, AJ joined the chamber staff full time in 2009. Prior to her move to the US, she worked for a global financial organization, where her 17 year career encompassed bank management, recruitment and training, financial compliance management and marketing roles, which saw her working across most of the United Kingdom and much of Western Europe. AJ and her husband David, immediately knew that Winter Haven was to be their “forever” home, and were proud to receive their US Citizenship in July of 2014. Amanda Jo graduated from the U.S. Chamber Institute of Organization Management (Chamber College) in 2015. Connect with Amanda on LinkedIn.