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Board of Directors & Staff

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The Board of Directors serves as the Chamber’s government and policy-making body. It makes policy decisions for the Chamber which includes authorizing the business plan, approving the budget and controlling Chamber property. The Board is elected by our members.

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Executive Committee 

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Billy Chick

Chairman of the Board

Edward Jones

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Melissa Pickett

Member at Large

Hunger & Health Coalition


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Ronnie Mark

Immediate Past Chair

Shoppes on the Parkway

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Ellen Harrell

Second Vice Chair

Appalachian Home Care

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Kenneth Wehrmann


Monkee's of Blowing Rock

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Ben Powell


Residential Member

Members of the Board of Directors 

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Charlie Sellers

The Blowing Rock Attraction

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Kim Rogers

Jenkins Rentals

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Dr. Dana Clark

Walker College of Business

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Juile O'Dell

Blue Ridge Energy

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Erica Brinker

The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop

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Chelsea Garrett

Di Santi, Capua & Garrett

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Erin O'Hara

Meadowbrook Inn

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Sandra Williams

LifeStore Banking and Insurance

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Tracy Brown

Blowing Rock Tourism Development Authority

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P.J. Hennessey

Granite Insurance


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Charles Hardin, President & CEO

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Cathy Barker

Vice President Business Development

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John Goheen

Events & Communications Director

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Kristen Brown

Visitors Center/Office Manager

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Hugh Schindler

Visitors Center

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