December 1, 2020

Safety First

Katie Yeutter, Florida Chamber of Commerce

The chamber's No. 2 executive plays a key role during the pandemic

Amy Martinez | 10/28/2020

Two years ago, at an annual gathering of chamber of commerce executives in New Orleans, Mark Wilson met Katie Yeutter. At the time, Yeutter, then CFO and COO of Wisconsin’s chamber of commerce, walked with a limp, the result of a knee injury.

Wilson, president and CEO of the Florida chamber, remembers Yeutter, a four-time Ironman triathlete, telling him how she had gotten the injury. “She was like, ‘Oh, two days ago, I finished my fourth Ironman. I hurt my knee, but I wasn’t about to quit.’ That’s her — ‘give me an obstacle, and I’m going to overcome it,’ ” he says.

A year later, Wilson hired Yeutter to lead the development of the Florida Chamber Safety Council, an initiative to provide workplace safety training to businesses.

 

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