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Board & Staff

The Chamber is governed by a 34-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.

2019 Board of Directors


Creighton Blackwell
Coastal Federal Credit Union


Ellen Shannon
Vice Chair
Chapel Hill Magazine


Joel Levy
Joel I. Levy, CPA, PLLC


Arthur Bolick
General Counsel
Brooks Pierce


Reagan Greene Pruitt
Immediate Past Chair

Helen Antipov
Membership Committee Chair
Brookdale Chapel Hill

Pamela Baldwin
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

Betsy Brucker
Armacell, LLC

Brett Bushnell
Tri Local Realty LLC

Joel Curran
UNC Chapel Hill

Karin DeMarco

Chris Ehrenfeld
Domicile Realty

Daniel Eller
Eller Capital Partners

Vakesia Graves
Duke Energy

Kim Grooms
Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA

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

William Ingram
Durham Tech

Antwine Jackson
Enitech IT Support and Consulting

John Kiley
SCORE Chapel Hill-Durham

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

Dan Lehman
UNC Health Care

Denny Marcin
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Lydia Mason
Piedmont Health

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

Matt Nash
Chapel Hill Country Club

Aaron Nelson
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

Tola Oguntoyinbo
Technology Committee Chair

Jay Patel
The Franklin Hotel

Tom Proctor
Vacuum Cleaner Hospital

Antoine Puech
Prestige Associates, Inc.

Gerald Ramoin
Hendrick Southpoint AutoMall

Robert Saunders
Chair for the Partnership for a Sustainable Community
Brooks Pierce

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

Tom Wiltberger
Economic Development & Public Policy Committee Chair
Terra Nova Global

Paige Zinn

Our Staff

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Jackson Bradford
Member Engagement Specialist
(919) 967-7075

Rebecca Dickenson
Vice President for Membership
(919) 357-9990
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Katie R. Loovis, MPA
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

Justin Simmons
Vice President and Chief of Staff
(919) 357-9982
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Vanessa Watson
Director of Programs & Communication
(919) 357-9989