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Board & Staff

The Chamber is governed by a 35-member Board of Directors and a 10-member Executive Committee, and supported by a dynamite staff of eight and dozens of volunteers. Together with more than 700 member enterprises, The Chamber delivers on its mission to connect, advocate, drive progress, and build community.

2022 Officers and Executive Committee Members

Vakesia Graves

Vakesia Graves
Chair
Duke Energy

Lori

Lori Doherty
Vice Chair
Doherty Home Inspections

Tom

Tom Wiltberger
Immediate Past-Chair
Terra Nova Global Properties

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John Kiley
Treasurer & Vice Chair for Finance
SCORE (Retired)

Tola

Tola Oguntoyinbo
Vice Chair for Technology
ShineBiG Feedback

Creighton

Creighton Blackwell
 Chair of the Chamber's Partnership for a Sustainable Community
Coastal Credit Union

Bob

Robert Saunders
General Counsel
Brooks Pierce

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Chris Peronto
Vice Chair for Strategy
Healthcare Strategist

Betsy

Betsy Harris
Vice Chair for Government Affairs
Armacell, LLC

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Aaron Nelson
Secretary and CEO
The Chamber

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Connolly Walker
Vice Chair for Membership
Harris and Company Insurance

2022 Directors

Sweta Adkin
Adkin & Associates, CPA

Manish Atma
Atma Hotel Group

La-Tasha Best-Gaddy
Infinity Bridges

Jes Averhart
Jes & Co.

Tim Dalton
Truist

Zoë Dehmer
Acme Food & Beverage Co.

Karin DeMarco
AICPA

Greg Fitch
Fearrington Village and Fitch Creations

Kim Grooms
Non-Profit Executive

Dr. Nyah Hamlett
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Mayor Damon Seils
ex-officio, non-voting member
Town of Carrboro

Mayor Pam Hemminger
ex-officio, non-voting member
Town of Chapel Hill

Dan Lehman
UNC Health Care

Lydia Mason
Piedmont Health

Chris McClure
UNC Chapel Hill

Poonam Nandani
Hendrick Southpoint Auto Mall

Eliazar Posada
Posada Strategy Consulting

Dr. Antoine Puech
Prestige Associates, Inc.

Anna Richards
ex-officio, non-voting member
Orange County Commissioners

Carolina Riggsbee
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Wes Rowe
Graduate Hotel

Mike Vikitsreth
Spicy 9

Kristin Westbrook
BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina

Paige Zinn
Jennings

Our Staff

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Rebecca Dickenson
Vice President for Membership
(919) 771-7530 (m)
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Katie Loovis
Vice President for
External Affairs
(919) 696-0781 (m)
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Aaron Martin Nelson, IOM
President & CEO
(919) 967-7077
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McKenzie Reinhold
Director of Programs
& Member Engagment
(443) 907-5476 (m)
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Brian Rowe
Chief Financial Officer
(919) 357-9975
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Justin Simmons
Vice President and Chief of Staff
(919) 357-9982
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Aury St. Germain
Communications Manager
(828) 674-8982 (m)
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