JOIN US FOR AN IN-PERSON BREAKFAST
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
at The Jackson Center
6001 Moquin Drive Huntsville, Alabama 35806
Breakfast Begins at 7:15am, Program Starts at 7:45am
FEATURED GUEST SPEAKER
Lucia Cape, CCE
Senior Vice President, Economic Development & Workforce
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber
Lucia Cape is the Senior Vice President of Economic Development & Workforce for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber. She leads the business recruitment, retention and expansion for Huntsville, Madison and Madison County as well as the Chamber’s workforce development and talent attraction initiatives. She has worked on a variety of new projects since taking the position in 2013, including Mazda-Toyota Manufacturing, Blue Origin, Aerojet Rocketdyne, GE Aviation, Facebook, Polaris, and the FBI. And she has worked on expansions for existing companies including Boeing, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Teledyne Brown, Torch Technologies, ADTRAN, MOOG, and BAE. She started at the Chamber in 2006 as Vice President for Workforce and was responsible for leading the community’s workforce recruitment efforts to support the 2005 BRAC which brought 4,700 new jobs to Redstone Arsenal.
Prior to joining the Chamber staff, Ms. Cape was a contractor to the Marshall Space Flight Center’s Academic Affairs Office from 2002-2006 where she worked in informal education, including business/industry partnerships. From 1999-2002 she was a Presidential Management Intern and then a contractor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, focusing on public health partnerships, communication, workforce and law. She served professional rotations with the Nashville/Davidson County Health Department and the Louisiana Public Health Institute in 2000-2001, focusing on public health ordinances and establishing a national network of public health institutes. She worked as a technical editor for environmental contractors to the U.S.Army Space and Strategic Defense Command in the mid-1990s.
Ms. Cape earned her Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) designation in July 2017 and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organizational Management, the FBI Citizens Academy, and Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Class 23. She is a former Army Brat married to Huntsville native Mark Torstenson, musician and small business owner (The Fret Shop). They have two children, Evelyn (15) and Julian (13),who attend New Century Technology High School and the Academy for Academics and Arts in Huntsville City Schools.