Eileen Leuby, president of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce, received the Michael A. Schultz Professional of the Year award Feb. 10 from the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Ohio (CCEO).

Eileen Leuby, president of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce, received the Michael A. Schultz Professional of the Year award Feb. 10 from the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Ohio (CCEO).

The award recognizes a person "whose performance and commitment to our industry and their local communities are exceptional," according to the CCEO website.

"Even before the creation of the New Albany business park 13 years ago, she was working to attract businesses to New Albany and to grow the few businesses already located here," Mayor Nancy Ferguson said. "She helped guide the city (then village) of New Albany as it established its first economic development department, and helped the city develop its first economic-development strategic plan."

- Lori Wince