The Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that it hired a new executive director after several months of searching.

Rebecca Melton, who has worked in investment, management and non-profits, officially took over the position last week.

“I look forward to working alongside our extremely driven and committed board and ambassadors to create a chamber that is beyond the expectations of its members,” she said.

Melton will help maintain the continuing huge growth that the Spring Hill Chamber saw last year and in recent years.

“The chamber has grown significantly over the past two years and we were looking for an individual who could not only build on that momentum but can also take the chamber to a whole new level in how we serve our members and business community,” Abbie Stofel, chair of the board of directors for 2017, said. “We are pleased to welcome Rebecca into this very important role in our She community.”

Melton most recently worked in client service as the general manager for iQuantifi, a local Fintech startup, and operations manager for CAP Partners, LLC, a Franklin- based investment firm.

Before that she  was a program director for the YMCA Maury County and Memphis, where she went to school.

At the University of Memphis she earned a master’s degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from the University of Memphis.

While living in Spring Hill, she served as a board member for the Spring Hill Rotary Club as well as a member of the Spring Hill Parks and Recreation Commission.

“I am very happy to be back in Spring Hill working with all the amazing leaders, business owners and community organizations that make this city such a wonderful place,” said Melton.

Currently, she lives in Franklin with her husband Alex Melton and their two daughters, Reese and Layne Melton.