Outgoing Plano chamber president Jamee Jolly appointed as Plano ISD Education Foundation director

Jamee Jolly receives applause after being appointed as the new Plano ISD Education Foundation senior executive director.

Jamee Jolly receives applause after being appointed as the new Plano ISD Education Foundation senior executive director.

The Plano ISD board of trustees appointed Jamee Jolly as the senior executive director of the Plano ISD Education Foundation—the same day Jolly announced her resignation as president of the Plano Chamber of Commerce.

“As a strong proponent, as well as a product, of public education, I am profoundly aware that every aspect of our community has benefited from the excellence that has been achieved by Plano ISD,” Jolly said in a release. “I hope to bring the same level of excellence to my work with the Education Foundation. I am excited about the opportunity to match corporate partners and their workforce initiatives to the important mission and vision of Plano ISD."

Jolly will continue serving as president and CEO of the Plano chamber through mid-June, according to a chamber news release. The chamber board will then appoint an interim president until a permanent replacement is identified. Jolly will assume her new role Aug. 1.

“The district has been searching for several months for the new senior executive director of our education foundation,” Superintendent Sara Bonser said. "We have worked very carefully with the education foundation, the foundation board, the executive committee and we are so thrilled that we are introducing and welcoming to the Plano ISD family Ms. Jamee Jolly as the new senior executive director of our education [foundation].”

The PISD Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps raise funds for educators and academic programs. The foundation also operates the CORE Store, which provides school supplies to teachers for their respective classrooms.

“It has been an honor to be on the team at the Plano Chamber during a transformational time for our local business community,” Jolly said in the chamber release. “I have had the pleasure of working in partnership with nine different Board Chairs, three city managers, four superintendents, and numerous business professionals in my role as president and CEO.

“I am most proud of the team members that worked alongside of me to deliver the best customer experience for our members and to create an award-winning organization that delivers on the mission.”
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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