Janie Perelman has been elected FY2022-2023 Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce (Chamber). Ms. Perelman will assume the leadership role in October of this year. The Chamber, the first 5-Star accredited Chamber in Texas, represents 2,000 member-investors and more than 220,000 employees.
Ms. Perelman is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Michaels Stores, Inc. In this role, she heads the labor and employment law, litigation and general liability areas. Michaels Stores’ Support Center is located in Irving-Las Colinas and has been a Chamber member for more than a decade. Prior to Michaels, Ms. Perelman was Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Guaranty Financial Group Inc./Guaranty Bank; Associate General Counsel for Zale Corporation; and Associate General Counsel and VP Human Resources for Kitty Hawk, Inc.
“Janie has been actively engaged in the Chamber and the Irving-Las Colinas community for many years. She currently serves on the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and in the key role of Vice Chair of the Strategic Visioning Committee,” said John Nicks, 2021-2022 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber. “She is not only a highly respected leader in the business community but also an Irving-Las Colinas resident who volunteers time advocating for thoughtful planning and economic growth. Janie will be an excellent Chairwoman of the Chamber.”
“I’m honored by the opportunity and by the support of the Chamber’s Board of Directors for electing me to this esteemed leadership role,” said Ms. Perelman. “I see the support the Chamber provides to businesses of all sizes. The Chamber’s significant economic development successes allow for business-industry to grow, create jobs and ultimately provide a high quality of life for its workforce and our community. I look forward to working alongside the Chamber’s team of professionals and the Board of Directors as we complete our final year of our strategic vision Powering Progress.”
As Chairwoman of the Chamber, Ms. Perelman will provide leadership and support for the Chamber ensuring a mission-driven focus on economic development and growth, advocacy, small business success and promotion of its 2,000 member-investors.