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Beth Coffey

Executive Director

Beth Coffey is currently Executive Director of the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of
Commerce.  In that role, she oversees all day-to-day operations of the Chamber, acts as
the liaison between the Board of Directors and member companies, and coordinates all
Chamber events, as well as spearheads membership sales. Upon joining the Chamber
staff in 2019, Beth was Director of Membership Sales and Service until her promotion to her current role.

Originally from Franklin County, Virginia, in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge
Mountains, Beth is a proud alumna of the University of Virginia. Upon graduation she
relocated to the Atlanta area and began her career with the American Red Cross,
teaching health and safety courses.  Next, she moved on to become a Training &
Development Specialist with SunTrust Banks (now Truist) focusing on Supervisory
Development Training as well as Diversity and EEO.  After taking time to raise a family,
Beth continued her professional career in various opportunities including the non-profit sector, member relations for a private country club, and physician liaison for a physical
therapy practice. Her work now with the SWGC is a true passion that allows her to
use her skill set and past experience to their fullest extent.   At her core, Beth is a
connector and loves creating new opportunities for companies to engage, learn, and be more successful.

Beth is a resident of the Alpharetta/Johns Creek area for over 30 years now where she
raised her son and daughter who are respectively Georgia and Georgia Tech alumni.
She is a lover of classic 70's and country music.  In her free time, she is dedicated to
personal health and fitness, loves to attend live music events, and spends time with family
and friends.




Virginia Smith

Digital Marketing Coordinator 

Virginia Smith, grew up moving between a small town in Mississippi and the booming city of Rome, Italy. Her time abroad developed a dynamic love for people and their cultures and a desire to unite communities by helping people discover their purposes and dreams. She received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs with a minor in Arabic from the University of Georgia and is now studying for her Masters of School Counseling at Georgia State University. She is passionate about serving Gwinnett County and has been an active participant and servant in the community for the last four years through the non-profit Boy with a Ball. Virginia works with the Gwinnett Chamber to support our local community organization in its marketing efforts and help connect, engage, and make a difference within the cities of Norcross, Berkley Lake, and Peachtree Corners.


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