Amador County— March 1st, 2021 — Today the Amador County Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of a new Interim CEO, Joey Guidi. This was necessitated due to our current CEO, Jamie Armstrong accepting an important role supporting Calaveras County’s Chief Administrative Officer.
In her four years at the Chamber, Ms. Armstrong was instrumental in the development of the Prosperity Center, which has assembled business resources, job training and access to college degree and certificate programs all under one roof. Armstrong also provided significant support for the county’s efforts in economic development and the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Jamie left the Chamber in much better standing then when she found it, and we are thankful for her contributions,” Amador County Chamber of Commerce Chairman, Rich Hoffman said,
Who is Joey Guidi?
Joey is a native and current resident of Jackson, CA, and a 4th generation Amador County resident. He graduated from Argonaut High School and went on to attend University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA where he received a degree in Communication with a focus in Radio Broadcasting. Joey was instrumental in the rebirth of Pacific Tiger Broadcasting, the on-campus radio station in addition to being awarded Outstanding Communication Student honors. Guidi was also a Pacific Ambassador, a campus tour guide and ambassador for the university in which he was able to work in a professional capacity with the university’s head administrators.
Guidi is a proud member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity in which he served in a myriad of roles, most notably as Recruitment Chairman, moving to Memphis, Tennessee to work as a Business Development Consultant for a non-profit in higher education.
“The position allowed for me to grow and develop in a corporate setting, gave me a better understanding of the business world, and instilled the importance of communication between colleagues.” Guidi continued, “In May of 2020, I found myself packing up and moving back to Amador County from Memphis. It had been 5 full years since I lived in Amador County, but just as always, it was home. I started working at KVGC 1340 AM & 96.5 FM at the beginning of June and have been happily serving the community through several volunteer projects ever since. Most notably, I have volunteered with Hospice of Amador and Calaveras and the Amador County Fair Foundation, both of which I helped with the technical aspects of their virtual auctions,” said Guidi.
During the interview process Guidi assured the Chamber’s Executive Committee, “The future of Amador County is bright as we begin this new year. I am humbled and incredibly honored to serve the people and businesses of Amador County in this capacity, and I cannot wait to aid in moving forward into a prosperous tomorrow for our community.”