Meet the 2022 Summit Planning Committee
Chair Jamie Church is the president and CEO of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce. Prior to her position with the chamber, Jamie was employed as the development director for the Childhaven Foundation and as the major gifts officer for the Fort Lewis College Foundation. She has served as a Farmington Redcoats ambassador and an ambassador for the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau Jolt Your Journey campaign. Jamie has previously served two consecutive terms on the San Juan Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Directors and currently serves on the Four Corners Economic Development Board and the board of directors for Film Four Corners.
Jamie strongly believes in supporting and promoting local business and future economic enterprise and development and believes in the goal of the chamber to, “Connect commerce to community.” She considers herself to be a connector of people to people, people to causes, and people to ideas. Jamie counts the successful 2019 Professional Women’s Summit and the work of both the legislative and the Retire! NW New Mexico committees as two of her recent successes.
In 2021, Jamie launched the quickly growing podcast, Over a Cup of Coffee with her close friend Addie, as a way to help build positive community engagement and conversation.
Jamie has been married to her high school sweetheart for 32 years, has three grown sons, and two adorable grandchildren. Her hobbies include DIY projects, gardening, and reading. Recently, Jamie and close friend Addie launched a national podcast called “Over a Cup of Coffee” to help build positive community engagement and conversation.
Co-chair Georgette Allen is a freelance copywriter and owner of The Allen Agency. Prior to going out on her own, she worked in government at the City of Farmington. She began her career with the city in 2007 as a victim advocate for the Farmington Police Department. In 2013, Georgette successfully pitched the idea of a public relations position to the former chief of police. She proudly served as FPD’s community relations liaison and public information officer from 2013 until February 2019, when she was promoted to public affairs administrator for the City.
Georgette has received several accolades during her tenure as a public information officer and victim advocate. She’s also been published on Police 1 and was a guest blogger on NetSmartz, a National Center for Missing & Exploited Children program. Some of her most notable accomplishments include running a successful public outreach campaign to help strengthen the relationship between the police department and community, managing communication for several high-profile incidents, and launching and co-hosting FPD’s radio show “The Cop Shop with FPD.” She now uses her talents to help small businesses connect with their customers.
Georgette serves on the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She's also a 2020 Leadership San Juan graduate. Georgette holds degrees in communication, social work, and human services.
When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, tackling DIY projects with her husband of 14 years, and taking pictures of her spoiled fur babies whom she lovingly refers to as her Mutley Crew.
Co-chair Addie Betancourt is a passionate, influential sales, marketing and business development director who is highly focused on results. She is a lifelong Farmington resident who takes great pride in her community and its betterment. Addie is a San Juan College graduate with dual degrees, certifications and licenses. She has been an active member of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Events Planning Committee since 2002 and chairs the chamber’s finance committee. Addie is also an active participant with the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, City of Farmington Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board of Directors, and the Family Crisis Center Board of Directors.
Other committees and organizations Addie is involved with include the Mayors’ Ball Planning Committee, San Juan County Special Olympics, Childhaven Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Farmington. She also participates in various health and wellness groups and is a recovery advocate and public speaker.
Addie has been on the planning committee for the Four Corners Professional Women’s Summit since its inception. She recently began the community podcast, Over a Cup of Coffee with close friend and colleague Jamie Church, where they promote local businesses and attractions and discuss community events, lifestyle, and so much more.
San Juan Regional Medical Center
Basin Health Companies
Merrion Oil and Gas
Basin Health Companies
The Chile Pod Restaurant
Kysar Leavitt Insurance
J. Nicci Unsicker