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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.

Executive Committee 

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Billy Chick

Chairman of the Board

Edward Jones

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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


Walker College of Business

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Melissa Pickett

Member at Large

Hunger & Health Coalition


Members of the Board of Directors 

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Kim Rogers

Jenkins Rentals

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Juile O'Dell

Blue Ridge Energy

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Chelsea Garrett

Deal, Moseley, di Santi, Garrett, & Martin, LLP

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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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Ronnie Mark

Residential Member


Stacey Ripley

Chetola Resort


Stephan Dragisic

Blowing Rock Art and History Museum


Wayne Miller



Velda Shackelford

Residential Member


Bobby Paul

The Speckled Trout Restaurant and Bottle Shop

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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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