Hello everyone! My name is Samantha Ruark, and I am the Chamber’s new Communications Manager. I joined the team on May 2, 2022, and am already fully immersed in the Chamber’s work.
I am originally from North Carolina and graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2018 with a degree in Communications. After graduating, I moved to Newport, North Carolina where I worked as a Communications Specialist for an environmental nonprofit. Looking to live in a larger city, I moved to the DMV area in March 2020. Although my first year here didn’t go as expected due to the pandemic, I was still able to get to know the area a bit and create a new home in Alexandria, Virginia. I spent the past two years as an Executive Assistant at the Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington (which is a member of the Chamber). While I enjoyed my time there and the incredible work that they do, I was longing to get back into a communications role and am proud to be working here at the Chamber with our wonderful staff.