The Greater Towson Committee on Thursday announced Towson native Katie Chasney Pinhiero as its new executive director.

In a statement, GTC President Jim Railey called Pinhiero “a tremendous addition” to the group, which works with developers and large businesses to promote Towson’s growth.

“Her professional background, local roots and knowledge, and dedication to the improvement of Towson will contribute to the success of GTC’s efforts,” Railey said in a statement. “We welcome her enthusiasm and drive to the team.”

Piniero, who previously worked in the mortgage industry for United Equity, LLC in Towson, was born and raised in Towson and attended Notre Dame Prep before attending the University of Richmond.