Georgette “Gigi” Godwin has served as the president and CEO of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce since 2007. The Chamber is an association of regional, national, and international businesses with ties to Montgomery County. The Chamber’s mission is to help members grow and to advocate for a vibrant regional economy.
Since 2008, Ms. Godwin has also served as the treasurer for the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, which sponsors the National Center of the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP), the Public Safety Scholarship, Economic Development Studies, and the Montgomery County Green Business Certification Partnership.
Ms. Godwin’s background includes federal government, business, nonprofit, and local community experience. She began her advocacy career as a Junior Sloan Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences’ Climate Research Board in Washington, DC. Ms. Godwin served as professional staff of the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee focused on Environmental and Transportation legislation. On Capitol Hill, she co-founded and served as the first president of the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment. She then served as the CFO of an alternative energy development company.
A longtime supporter of education in Montgomery County, Ms. Godwin served on Montgomery College’s Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2011. She has also served as a board member on the Montgomery County Business Roundtable on Education, the Committee for Montgomery, County Executive’s Business Advisory Board, and Imagination Stage.