Meet Our Staff: Debby Haddock
It's #MeettheTeamMonday, and we're kicking off our Chamber staff! Today, meet the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce's Director of Sales, Debby Haddock.
Debby Haddock has been with the Chamber since the summer of 2010. As Director of Sales her main responsibility is handling the advertising sales for the annual Chamber publication, as well as membership and sponsorship sales.
Although a native of the Pittsburgh, PA, area, Debby lived in New Orleans for over 35 years and considers herself a true Southerner at heart—after all, her mother was from Texas. Debby and her family moved to Gallatin from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She has been a Jazzercise Franchised Instructor since 1989 and owned two Jazzercise locations employing seven other instructors in the New Orleans area before moving here. She still teaches Jazzercise in Gallatin for a local Franchisee. Because of being a self-employed small business owner herself, Debby is able to understand the challenges many of our local business owners tackle to achieve success, especially advertising and marketing.
Debby and her family embraced Gallatin with a passion and feel very much at home here. The people, the beauty, and the lifestyle of Gallatin certainly made it easy to fall in love with Tennessee!
Debby’s husband, Doug, is a retired pharmaceutical sales representative. They have two grown sons, Alexander (and his wife named Angie) and Holden, who live in the area. Alexander and Angie had a baby boy named Charlie in November 2018, so Debby can add “Grandma” to her resume. She is also very proud of the fact that both of her sons are Eagle Scouts. Her hobbies include making pearl jewelry, traveling, and spending time with family—especially at our local restaurants.
We LOVE having Debby on the Chamber team, and are so grateful for her hard-working mindset, her passionate love of the community, and - our favorite part - her love of cheetah print.