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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
Duke Energy


Lori Doherty
Vice Chair
Doherty Home Inspections


Tom Wiltberger
Immediate Past-Chair
Terra Nova Global Properties


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


Tola Oguntoyinbo
Vice Chair for Technology
ShineBiG Feedback


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


Robert Saunders
General Counsel
Brooks Pierce


Chris Peronto
Vice Chair for Strategy
Healthcare Strategist


Betsy Harris
Vice Chair for Government Affairs
Armacell, LLC


Aaron Nelson
Secretary and CEO
The Chamber


Connolly Walker
Vice Chair for Membership
Harris and Company Insurance

2022 Directors

Sweta Adkin
Adkin & Associates, CPA

Manish Atma
Atma Hotel Group

Jes Averhart
Jes & Co.

La-Tasha Best-Gaddy
Infinity Bridges

Tim Dalton

Zoë Dehmer
Acme Food & Beverage Co.

Karin DeMarco

Greg Fitch
Fearrington Village and Fitch Creations

Dr. Nyah Hamlett
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools

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

Caroline Riggsbee
Pinnacle Financial Partners

Michael Rodriguez

Wes Rowe
Graduate Hotel

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

Ellen Shannon
Triangle Media Partners

Mike Vikitsreth
Spicy 9

Kristin Westbrook
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Paige Zinn

Our Staff

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Rebecca Dickenson
Vice President for Membership
(919) 771-7530 (m)
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Katie 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
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McKenzie Reinhold
Programs and Events Manager
(443) 907-5476 (m)
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Aury St. Germain, MS
Communications Manager
(828) 674-8982 (m)
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Jensen Anderson, MSW
Business Engagement and Connections Manager
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Seth Hoyle
Member Relations Specialist
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