Joada Allen of Visualised it Video Production takes over the role for a two-year term.
She said: “I'm really looking forward to representing businesses in both our towns – I'm hoping to develop the skills agenda further and can’t wait to get started.”
Andrew Denniff, chief executive of the chamber said: “I am absolutely delighted that Joada has taken on the presidency.
“All our board members have committed to give her their full support and I look forward on a personal level to working with her over the next two years to continue the positive progress that we have made at our chamber of commerce”.
Joada is a businesswoman and mother, born and raised in Rotherham and proud to run a business in Barnsley.
She is director of Visualised it Video Production and vice chair of the More and Better Jobs Taskforce.
Her work is based on improving skills and opportunities for people in both towns.
She is a regular speaker in schools, a provider of work experience and supporter of small businesses.
Visualised it Video Production became a member of the chamber in 2014 and Joada has been involved in its representation council and became a non-executive director in November 2017.
Retiring president Lisa Pogson was presented with her past president’s badge.
Matt Travis of Enzygo will join Matthew Stephens of Quest Property as a vice-president.