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25 Years of Service in the Chamber Profession

ACCE recognizes and celebrates professionals who have dedicated their lives and careers to the chamber community. Listed below are the chamber professionals who have reached 25 years of service in 2011.

Yvette M. Anderson
Executive Assistant to the President
Detroit (MI) Regional Chamber

Barbara J. Beckham, IOM
Vice President, Membership Relations
South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Elaine F. Bodenweiser
Chief Financial Officer
Kingsport Area (TN) Chamber of Commerce

Dan Brimhall
Controller
Salt Lake (UT) Chamber

Lindy K. Broderick, CCE, CAE
Executive Vice President
Greater Shreveport (LA) Chamber of Commerce

Nancy K. Bruns, CCE
President
Lee's Summit (MO) Chamber of Commerce

Melody Lane Buller
Executive Vice President
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Elyse Cochran, CCE
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
Dalton-Whitfield (GA) Chamber of Commerce

Jim Fram, CCE, CEcD
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
Tulsa (OK) Metro Chamber

Cynthia A. Gokey
Economic Development Coordinator
Green Bay Area (WI) Chamber of Commerce

Mary Graham, CCE
Senior Vice President Public Policy/Regional Advancement
Charleston (SC) Metro Chamber of Commerce

Marge B. Grob
Senior Vice President, Organization Development
Charleston (SC) Metro Chamber of Commerce

Julie Haag, IOM
Vice President
Temple (TX) Chamber of Commerce

Kelly R. Hall, CCE, IOM
President
Longview (TX) Chamber of Commerce

Delores T. Healey
Assistant Manager of Finance
Greater Topeka (KS) Chamber of Commerce

Pam J. Klahr, CCE
President & CEO
Howard County (MD) Chamber of Commerce

Anna H. Mckinney
President
Denison Area (TX) Chamber of Commerce

William G. Miles, IOM, CCE
President & CEO
Hilton Head Island - Bluffton (SC) Chamber of Commerce

Paulette J. Orth
Vice President Competitive Events
American Royal Association (MO)

Nancy Phillips
Director,Visitor Development
Tulsa (OK) Metro Chamber

Bob J. Rohrlack Jr., CED
President & CEO
Greater Tampa (FL) Chamber of Commerce

Andrew J. Rudnick
President & CEO
Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Cindy Semrau
Vice President
Quinnipiac (CT) Chamber of Commerce

Chris C. Shealy
Computer Services Coordinator
Spartanburg Area (SC) Chamber of Commerce

Tim G. Sink, CCE
President
Greater Concord (NH) Chamber of Commerce

Rosalind Sullivan
Accounts Receivable
Fort Worth (TX) Chamber of Commerce

Sherri J. Sumners, CCE
President
Calhoun County (AL) Chamber of Commerce

Linda K. Sweatt
Director, Convention and Tourism Bureau
Odessa (TX) Chamber of Commerce

West Sweatt, CCE
Vice President, Events and Special Projects
Birmingham (AL) Business Alliance

Jim B. Thompson
Area Councils Coordinator
Spartanburg Area (SC) Chamber of Commerce

Listed below are the chamber professionals who have reached 25 years of service in 2010.

SallyJ.Allen
Accounting Manager
Lufkin/AngelinaCounty (TX) Chamber of Commerce

Marilynn A. Bishop
Controller
Chamber of Commerce ofSt. JosephCounty (IN)  

David G. Brown
President
GreaterOmaha (NE) Chamber of Commerce

Roberta Callahan
Administrative Assistant
GreaterPhoenix (AZ) Chamber of Commerce

David J. Castagnacci
Executive Director of VCARD
ChamberDaytona BeachHalifax Area (FL)

Barbara A. Davenport, IOM
Vice President of Programs and Events
Ann Arbor Area (MI) Chamber of Commerce

Valerie Ferguson
Accounting Manager
Greater Austin (TX) Chamber of Commerce

Dennis Grady
President
Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches (FL)

John C. Gregory, IOM
President & CEO
Northern RhodeIsland Chamber of Commerce

Debi J. Green
Membership Consultant
Greater Jackson (MS) Chamber Partnership

Rex  Hammond, CCE
President & CEO
Lynchburg (VA) Regional Chamber of Commerce

Debra L. Hayes
Executive Vice President
Greater Conroe/LakeConroe Area (TX) Chamber of Commerce

Max D.Hipp, CEcD
President & CEO
Oxford-Lafayette County (MS) Chamber of Commerce

James N. Hizer, CEcD
President & CEO
Bowling Green Area (KY) Chamber of Commerce

Heyward L. Horton
Senior Project Manager
Charleston (SC) Regional DevelopmentAlliance

Gerri Huschka
Director of Operations
Bismarck-Mandan (ND) Chamber of Commerce

Michelle Jacobs, IOM
President
Hastings Area (MN) Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau

Dana L. Ketterling
Vice President, Membership Development
Olathe (KS) Chamber of Commerce

Loraine La Morder
Business Information Center Coordinator
GreaterPhoenix (AZ) Chamber of Commerce

Kaye T. Lewis
Director of Events
Lynchburg (VA) Regional Chamber of Commerce

Bret J. Mayborne
Director, Economic Research
MetropolitanMilwaukee (WI) Association of Commerce

Matthew T. Meadors
President & CEO
Chamber of Commerce ofSouthwest Indiana

Janice L. Nally
Convention Services Manager
Boise (ID) Convention and Visitors Bureau

Rob O'Brian, CEcD
President
Joplin (MO) Area Chamber of Commerce

Anna Roa
Director of Convention Center Sales
Santa Clara (CA) Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau

Karen L. Runyon
Vice President,  Accounting
Charlotte (NC) Chamber of Commerce

Clark L. Shuster
President & CEO
Lower Bucks County (PA) Chamber of Commerce

Elaine Spalding, CCE
President
Paducah (KY) Area Chamber of Commerce

Neil Spirtas
Vice President Public Affairs
Manatee (FL) Chamber of Commerce

Lee M.Tasseff
President
Mansfield-RichlandCounty (OH) Convention and Visitors Bureau

Gary L. Vest
Director of Economic Development
Odessa (TX) Chamber of Commerce

Marianne Virgili, CCE
President & CEO
Glenwood Springs (CO) Chamber Resort Association

Lynn G. Ward
President & CEO
Waterbury (CT) Regional Chamber

KenWarner
President
WillmarLakes (MN) Chamber of Commerce

The following members have achieved the 25-year service landmark, during the 2009 year.

Carol J. Deverell
Administrative Assistant
Allegheny (PA) Valley Chamber of Commerce

Nancy A. Engel
Vice President, Economic Development
Manatee (FL) Chamber of Commerce

Barbara B. Gattorn
Senior Advisor to the President
Detroit (MI) Regional Chamber

Jennifer S. Hacking
Executive Administrative Assistant
Spartanburg (SC) Area Chamber of Commerce

J. E. Mortimer
Executive Director
Tate County (MS) Economic Development Foundation

Janice Rys
Senior Vice President, For Members
Metro Atlanta (GA) Chamber of Commerce

Blake Schreck
President
Lenexa (KS) Chamber of Commerce

Jacob V. Stuart
President
Orlando (FL) Regional Chamber of Commerce

Jacqueline E. Tobin
Membership Services
Prescott (AZ) Chamber of Commerce

DevonTurner
Vice President, Workforce Development
Metropolitan Milwaukee (WI) Association

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