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Charge: The Chamber is committed to "advocate" for the business interests of Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro.


Values: Four values guide the Chamber's approach to public policy, advocacy, and government affairs. We believe:

  1. Diversity builds a more resilient economy. We oppose discrimination in all forms.
  2. The progressive reputation of our community is an asset and part of our competitive advantage.
  3. Our individual communities benefit from the success of each other and the region.
  4. Cooperation and collaboration between and among business, government, academia, and residents is civics at its best

Pillars: The Chamber's Policy Platform has four priority areas known as pillars. We are determined to:

  1. Retain, recruit, and grow employers
  2. Develop a talented workforce
  3. Improve business climate and regulatory environment
  4. Build and maintain infrastructure

Governance: The Chamber's policy positions are shaped by the Government Affairs Committee. This is a voluntary group of diverse chamber members with interests and experience in public policy, economic development, and/or land use issues at the local, regional, state, and/or federal level. Members are appointed by the Chamber Board of Directors for one-year terms.


Government Affairs Committee Members (2020):

  1. Chair, Betsy Harris, Armacell
  2. Immediate Past Chair, Tom Wiltberger, Terra Nova Global Properties
  3. Manish Atma, Atma Hotel Group
  4. Brett Bushnell, Tri Local Realty LLC
  5. Kelly Mixon Dockham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  6. Daniel Eller, Eller Capital Partners
  7. Holly Fraccaro, HBA of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties
  8. Vakesia Graves, Duke Energy
  9. Dan Jewell, Coulter Jewell Thames, PA
  10. Dan Lehman, UNC Health Care
  11. Scott Levitan, Research Triangle Foundation
  12. Scott Maitland, TOPO Spirits, LLC
  13. Nathan Milian, Carr Mill Mall
  14. John B. Morris III, Morris Commercial
  15. Matt Nash, Chapel Hill Country Club
  16. Aaron Nelson, The Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
  17. John Perry, Fidelity Bank
  18. Roger Perry, East West Partners Management Co.
  19. Philip Post, Philip Post, PPE Engineering
  20. Tom Proctor, Vacuum Cleaner Hospital
  21. Julie Roper, PSNC Energy
  22. Robert W. Saunders, Brooks Pierce
  23. Christopher Simmons, Duke University
  24. Nora Spencer, Hope Renovations
  25. Terri Turner, Weaver Street Realty
  26. Emily Ziegler, UNC Rex Healthcare

*Staffed by Katie Loovis, Vice President for External Affairs, The Chamber


Questions: For questions about The Chamber's public policy, advocacy, and government affairs, contact The Chamber Vice President for External Affairs, Katie Loovis, at (919) 696-0781 (cell).