COTC Alumna Climbing Ranks at Licking County Chamber of Commerce

Misner Promoted to Vice President

NEWARK, Ohio, August 8, 2018 – Collaboration and community are two buzzwords Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) alumna Brittany Misner uses as her work and life philosophy. Being taught the importance of both during her education at COTC has helped her become vice president of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce.

Image"COTC provided me the ability to work full time while still working toward my degree. I was able to support my family by working full time, going to school and developing the skills I needed to advance professionally," she said. "COTC is a great choice. You have all of the resources and opportunity of any larger campus and they provide a quality education while being affordable and accessible."

Misner graduated with her associate degree in business management technology in 2012. She was hired as the membership and affiliate director of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce in 2016 and named the vice president on Aug. 1, 2018.

According to Chamber President Jennifer McDonald, since Misner's hiring in 2016, the Chamber has seen a 26 percent increase in membership. She has also helped develop the new affiliate program Young Leaders of Licking County and introduced new programming such as the annual Safety & HR Expo, Chamber 101 and the Women's Leadership Conference.

"She truly is a catalyst for change and an impressive leader. The Chamber is lucky to have her in this new leadership role," said McDonald.

As vice president, Misner will be tasked with growing the Chamber's membership, administering benefits programs for existing members and managing the affiliate programs including Young Leaders of Licking County, Licking County Safety Council, Licking County Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) and Manufacturers' Council.

In addition to her responsibilities at the Chamber she serves on the COTC Alumni Council, Lakewood Board of Education, Explore Licking County, Kiwanis Club of Newark, Young Leaders of Licking County, Licking County Courthouse Lighting, Licking County HRMA and the Buckeye Lake Region Corporation board of directors. She was named one of the Newark Advocate's 2016 Top 20 under 40 in Licking County.

COTC's business management technology program offers a curriculum designed to provide instruction and experiences essential for employees in today's business world. Students are required to take introductory courses in such areas as management, human resources, marketing and entrepreneurship which provides opportunities for students to apply skills in decision-making, analysis, and critical thinking.

Students enrolled in the program may choose an emphasis in one of the following areas which offer one-year certificates:  human resources, management or office administration.

The business management technology program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). More information about the program can be found at

COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala. ​​