We are happy to announce that SACC-Georgia has appointed a new Executive Director - Ida Pond! Ida is originally from Örebro, Sweden but moved to the US in 1998 for her studies. She graduated with a BA in Public Relations at Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC and MBA at Mercer University, Atlanta, GA. Since then, Ida has worked in various roles within client relations and wealth management. She now lives in Dunwoody with her husband and two children.
Ida has been involved in the Swedish community here in Atlanta during her time here, and her husband has been a member of SACC-GA for many years. In the past he has been involved with SACC through the Viking Club which was a group for young professionals under 30, and is currently on the board for Svenska Skolan where she has also previously taught.
What made you apply for the role as Executive Director?
- I applied for this position because it is always something I have been interested in, but the opportunity for me to apply hasn't presented itself until now. I think I can contribute to SACC-GA partly because of my network and knowledge of the other Swedish organizations but also though my drive to make the chamber grow.
What do you look forward the most with your new role at SACC-GA?
- I look forward to working with the chamber because I so strongly believe in its mission to promote Swedish trade in Georgia. Furthermore, I also believe that the chamber serves as a great way for Swedes in Georgia to connect in general. Many of my closest friends I have met through SACC-GA and other Swedish organizations in Atlanta.
We warmly welcome her to take over the role and are certain that she will do a great job with the chamber!