Volunteer Spotlight - Enterprising Women's Conference: Melissa Hargis, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

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October 28, 2015
Melissa Hargis
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment 

About the Company: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. For more than 50 years, they have been a leading theme park and entertainment company delivering personal, interactive and educational experiences that blend imagination with nature and enable their guests to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world we share. Melissa Hargis is the currently the Senior Director of Human Resources. 

About the Program: The Enterprising Women’s Conference (EWC) is a full-day leadership and professional development conference that provides a powerful learning environment with informational keynote speakers and breakout sessions and strategic networking opportunities. In partnership with the national ATHENA Foundation, the North Chamber is the exclusive local host organization for the presentation of the ATHENA Leadership Awards® Program that credits rising stars, seasoned professionals and model organizations for achievement, community service and leadership cultivation with the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, ATHENA Leadership Award and ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award.

Personally Speaking: Melissa has been a long-time member of the chamber and a strong leader as the committee chair for the Enterprising Women's Conference. She says, "My experience with the chamber has not only been rewarding, but pushed me to a level of professional growth that I did not know I was missing."