Team Chair: Brad Lowry, Pilgrim Bank
Jacob Butler, Pilgrim Bank
Beth Thompson, Northeast Texas Community College
Nita May, Northeast Texas Community College
McCall Dyke, McGuire-Dyke Investment Group
Brad Lowry, who has lived in Mount Pleasant for 30-plus years, is Senior Vice President at Pilgrim Bank. He has worked for Pilgrim Bank in consumer, mortgage, and commercial lending for more than a decade. Lowry received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas in 2003. Lowry has served two previous terms as a member of the Chamber board, one term as treasurer, and is currently serving a third term. He also serves as member of the Tourism Committee, Moonlight Jubilee Committee and the Golf Committee. Lowry previously served as a member of the Mount Pleasant Rotary Club. He and his wife, Christi, have been married for 10 years. They have three children; Kinley, age 6; Bradon, age four and Karli, age one.
Why do you serve in the Mount Pleasant Chamber?
I enjoy volunteering my time and energy to an organization that has a goal of promoting businesses and opportunities in the community that I grew up in and that I am choosing to raise my family in.
What was your goal as a TRC chair?
My goal was to continue to build new relationships amongst my team members, but also to develop relationships around the community for the benefit of the Chamber and also to hopefully benefit me in my job at Pilgrim Bank.
How will your team encourage the business community to support the campaign?
It’s important to portray the importance of community and business involvement in our Chamber because the simple goal of the Chamber is to build economic prosperity. Without the support of the business community in the campaign, it will be very difficult for the Chamber to continue to support education, tourism, leadership initiatives, etc., all of which lend to building economic prosperity in our community.
How vital is this campaign to the continued growth and strength of the Mount Pleasant Chamber and why?
The campaign is extremely vital to the overall success of the Chamber because this is the one shot the Chamber has to get businesses involved and committed to the various event sponsorships for the entire year.