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Board & Staff

The Chamber is governed by a 35-member Board of Directors, run by a dynamite staff of eight, and supported by dozens of volunteers. Together with nearly 1,000 member enterprises, we advocate for the business interests of our community, connect members with the people and information they need to thrive, promote a thriving economy and community, and help members save money.

2020 Board of Directors

Ellen Shannon

Ellen Shannon
Chapel Hill Magazine

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Tom Wiltberger
Vice Chair
Terra Nova Global Properties

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Joel Levy
Joel I. Levy, CPA, PLLC

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Robert Saunders
General Counsel
Brooks Pierce


Creighton Blackwell
 Immediate Past-Chair & Partnership for a Sustainable Community Chair
Coastal Credit Union

Manish Atma
Atma Hotel Group

Brett Bushnell
Tri Local Realty LLC

Joel Curran
UNC Chapel Hill

Zoe Dehmer
Acme Food & Beverage Co.

Karin DeMarco

Lori Doherty
Membership Chair
Doherty Home Inspections

Chris Ehrenfeld
Bold Development Group

Daniel Eller
Eller Capital Partners

Vakesia Graves
Duke Energy

Kim Grooms
Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA

Betsy Harris
Government Affairs Chair
Armacell, LLC

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

Antwine Jackson
Enitech IT Support and Consulting

John Kiley
SCORE Chapel Hill-Durham

Mayor Lydia Lavelle
ex-officio, non-voting member
Town of Carrboro

Dan Lehman
UNC Health Care

Denny Marcin
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Lydia Mason
Piedmont Health

Commissioner Earl McKee
ex-officio, non-voting member
Orange County Commissioners

Aaron Nelson
Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro

Poonam Nandani
Hendrick Southpoint AutoMall

Tola Oguntoyinbo
Technology Chair

Jay Patel
Wintergreen Hospitality

Chris Peronto
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Eliazar Posada
El Centro Hispano

Dr. Antoine Puech
Prestige Associates, Inc.

Connolly Walker
Chapel Hill Young Professionals (CHYP) Chair
State Farm

Paige Zinn

Our Staff

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Jensen Anderson
Community Impact Specialist
(704) 491-6676 (m)
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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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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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Vanessa Watson
Director of Programs & Communication
(919) 357-9989
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