Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2015 Board of Directors


2014 Executive Committee Member

2014 Executive Committee Member

2014 Executive Committee Member

2014 Executive Committee Member

Dr. Robert Altenkirch
The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Bob Baron
Baron Services, Inc.

Dr. Marc Bendickson
Dynetics, Inc.

Miranda Bouldin

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Greg Bragg
Consolidated Construction Co.

Greg Brown
Brown Precision, Inc.

Janet Brown

Micah Bullard

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Kevin Byrnes
Raytheon Company

Frank Caprio
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

Michael Cox

Angel Crespo
Raytheon Redstone Missile Integration Facility

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Dorothy Davidson
Davidson Technologies, Inc.

Gene Goldman
Aerojet Rocketdyne

Jeff Gronberg
deciBel Research, Inc.

Michael Gullion
SCI Technology, Inc. –
a Sanmina company





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John Gully

Jan Hess
Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc.

Steve Hill
AEgis Technologies Group

Dr. Pam Hudson
Crestwood Medical Center

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Dr. Andrew Hugine, Jr.
Alabama A&M University

Jeremiah Knight
JXC Consulting Group

Janice Migliore
PALCO Telecom Service, Inc.

Johnny Van Osborne
J. Smith Lanier & Co

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Jim Owens

Alicia Ryan

Dr. Gurmej Sandhu
Sigmatech, Inc.

Charlie Sealy
Sealy Management Company

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Andrew Shambarger

Crystal Shell
WILL Technology, Inc.

E.J. Sinclair
Science & Engineering Services, LLC

Dr. Ashok Singhal
CFD Research Corporation

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David Spillers
Huntsville Hospital

Mike Stanfield
Ducommun Miltec

Nilmini Thompson
SPS, Inc.

Tim Thornton
nLogic, Inc.

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Frank Williams
Landers McLarty Dodge Chrysler Jeep




Chamber Staff Directory



 Chip Cherry, CCE

Amy Locke




Chip Cherry, CCE
President &CEO
(256) 535-2006

Amy Locke
Executive Assistant
(256) 535-2028




Lucia Cape

John Southerland

Ken Smith

Ken Smith


Lucia Cape
Vice President,
Economic Development
(256) 535-2033

John Southerland
Cummings Research Park /
Project Manager jsoutherland@
(256) 535-2086

Ken Smith
Research & Information Services Director
(256) 535-2026

Will West
Economic Development Specialist / Project Manager
(256) 535-2049





Elizabeth Saba

Karessa Acosta

Lucia Cape



Elizabeth Saba
Economic Development
(256) 535-2022

Karessa Acosta
Economic Development
(256) 535-2083

Lucia Cape
Vice President,
Workforce & Education
(256) 535-2033




Mike Ward

Tina Leopold

John Southerland Kristi Sherrard Hiroko Sedensky

Mike Ward
Senior Vice President,
Government & Public Affairs
(256) 535-2030

Tina Leopold
Government & Public Affairs Assistant
(256) 535-2031

Carrie Rice
Marketing & Communications Director
(256) 535-2018

Kristi Sherrard
Graphic Designer
(256) 535-2054

Hiroko Sedensky
Web Designer

(256) 535-2029

Wendy Kirk Donna McCrary Robert Ivory Robert Ivory Robert Ivory

Wendy Kirk
Vice President,
Member Engagement
(256) 535-2035

Donna McCrary
Membership Retention Manager
(256) 535-2027

Lisa Smith
Membership Representative
(256) 535-2007

Tiffany Jordan
Membership Representative
(256) 535-2019

Robert Ivory
Membership Services Assistant
(256) 535-2036


Pammie Jimmar

Alexandra Gonzalez

Beverly Pike



Pammie Jimmar
Small Business & Events Director
(256) 535-2043

Alexandra Gonzalez
Event Coordinator
(256) 535-2051

Beverly Pike
Small Business Coordinator
(256) 535-2089



Christy Nalley

Jamie Gallien

Mary McNairy

Lori Warner

Joe Watson

Christy Nalley
Finance & Administration Director
(256) 535-2010

Jamie Gallien
IT Manager
(256) 535-2016

Mary McNairy
Accounting Specialist & Human Resources
(256) 535-2014

Lori Warner
Accounting Specialist
(256) 535-2009

Joe Watson
Facilities Supervisor
(256) 535-2053







Community Foundation
The Schools Foundation

The Ambassador Program & Directory


What is an Ambassador?

Chamber Ambassadors are individuals who help represent and promote the Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County, as well as promote their own business to other companies.

The Ambassador Program consists of enthusiastic volunteers from the Chamber membership who donate their time to help build member commitment and raise community awareness of Chamber activities and benefits.

What Are the Benefits to the Ambassador Company?

• The Ambassadors grow professionally and personally by building business relationships within the community. Getting involved with the Ambassador Program is one of the first steps you can take to become more involved with the Chamber. The program is ideal if you have a desire to become more active in the local business environment, raise awareness of your business or organization and give back to your community.

• The Ambassador Program provides opportunities for you to connect with local business leaders and build lasting relationships. You will have an insider’s perspective of the local business community and a high level of prestige and credibility is extended to your business or occupation through your involvement with this well-respected goodwill group. • Ambassadorsy.

For more benefits and information, download the 2015 Ambassadors Handbook »

2015 Ambassadors Application Form »

2015 Ambassadors Application Fill-in Form »

If you are interested in the Ambassador Program, contact:

Robert Ivory
Membership Services Assistant
(256) 535-2036


Aaron Disouryavong

Alex Rainwater

 Allen Stroud

Alice Lessmann

Aaron Disouryavong
Buenavista & Thomas Pit BBQ

Alex Rainwater
Sarrell Dental Center

Allen Stroud

Alice Lessmann
Signalink, Linc.

Amanda Holifield Amanda McKenzie Andrea Klir Angela Walker

Amanda Holifield

Amanda McKenzie
FNB Bank

Andrea Klir
Interconnect Systems Corp

Angela Walker
Huntsville Community Drumline

Angelina Pettway

Ann Caraway Anna McDonald Anusha Alapati

Angelina Pettway
Renasant Bank

Ann Caraway
Woodland Real Estate

Anna McDonald
First Bank

Anusha Alapati
Coldwell Banker Commercial McLain Real Estate

Ashley Cook Bill Pope Blair Morris Brandi Good

Ashley Cook
Randstad Staffing

Bill Pope
Alabama Psychological Services Center

Blair Morris
Iron Tribe Fitness

Brandi Good
My Spirited Art

Brian Peacock

Brittney Mecomber

Clay Roundtree

Connie Earp

Brian Peacock
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Brittney Mecomber
Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa

Clay Roundtree
Regions Bank

Connie Earp
Epsco Staffing

Crystal Howard Curtis Hunt    

Crystal Howard
KTI Express Courier

Curtis Hunt
Boy Scouts of America



David Steinberg David Whitaker Debbie Russler Deborah Ashley

David Steinberg

David Whitaker

Debbie Russler
Rhodes Construction

Deborah Ashley
ITT Technical Institute

Farrell Adkins Fawn Smith Felicia Beaulieu Fred McBride

Farrell Adkins
Army Contracting Command

Fawn Smith
Hall Albright Garrison & Associates, P.C.

Felicia Beaulieu
Behind the Scenes

Fred McBride
CruiseOne – Fred McBride

Fredrick Daniell Gloria Hess Jacque Johnson James Lomax

Fredrick Daniell

Gloria Hess
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of AL

Jacque Johnson
Lamar Outdoor Advertising

James Lomax
NAI Chase Commercial

 Jason White Jeremy Kiefer Jessica Moore Jonathan Brown
Jason White
Riley Security
Jeremy Kiefer
Clear Shine Maintenance
Jessica Moore
Signs By Tomorrow
Jonathan Brown
Brockwell Technologies
Jordan Hutchison Josh Treen Julia Robertson Justin Givens

Jordan Hutchison
Oak Tree Financial Services

Josh Treen
Wells Fargo

Julia Robertson
Hilton Garden Inn

Justin Givens
Image In A Box, LLC

Kerry Coker

Kristen Strickland

Laura Orand

Lauren Schreiber

Kerry Coker
Huntsville Inner City Learning Center

Kristen Strickland
BB&T Bank

Laura Orand
Rocket City Broadcasting

Lauren Schreiber iBERIBANK

Laurie Howell

Lee Fowler

LeJuan George

Leslie Dean

Laurie Howell
WOW Business

Lee Fowler
Alabama Health Guidance

LeJuan George
Redstone Federal Credit Union

Leslie Dean
Hampton Inn & Suites – Governors West

Lila King

Lindsey Bonen

Mandy Potter  

Maria Cayse

Lila King
Spherion Staffing

Lindsey Coppens
Still Serving Veterans

Mandy Potter   
The Reserve at Research Park

Maria Cayse
Grogan Jewelers

Marcy Sims

Mary Lynn Bishop

Mary Ramsey

Matthew Meinecke

Marcy Simms
Costco Wholesale

Mary Lynn Bishop
Rocket City Broadcasting

Mary Ramsey
Junior Achievement

Matthew Meinecke
PNC Bank

Melissa Watts

Michael Bertoldi

Michael Spaulding

Miranda Duke

Melissa Watts
Regency Retirement Village

Michael Bertoldi

Michael Spaulding
Morgan Stanley

Miranda Duke
Huntsville Utilities

Nicole Simmons Patricia Schwerman Rachel Chapman Rachel Smith

Nicole Simmons
Gentiva Hospice

Patricia Schwerman
Schwerman Christmas Tree Plantation

Rachel Chapman
EXPRESS Employment

Rachel Smith
Comcast Business

Rachel Smith Rhonda Smith Rhonda Williams Richard Merkel

Randy Thomas
Colliers International

Rhonda Smith
Weichert, Realtors
The Space Place

Rhonda Williams
Agathos Wellness Strategies

Richard Merkel
Integrated Communication Solution

Rob Warren

Rosa Toussaint-Ortiz Russell Hunter Samantha Brinkley

Rob Warren
Morgan Stanley

Rosa Toussaint-Ortiz
Consulting & Educational Services

Russell Hunter
Schooley Mitchell

Samantha Brinkley
Rocket City HR

Sara Edelman

Sara Giddens

Sharon Johnson

Sonja Green

Sara Edelman

Sara Giddens

Sharon Johnson
nLogic, Inc.

Sonja Greene
Alabama Media Group

Stacie Felice Stephanie Och Susan Byard Tabitha Ivey

Stacie Felice
Magnolia Trace

Stephanie Och
WOW Business

Susan Byard
Interconnect Systems Corp

Tabitha Ivey
RSVP North Alabama

Terri Dempsey

Terry Hoffner

Theresa Croley

Tim McNeese

Terri Dempsey
Elliott Davis Decosimo

Terry Hoffner
EmbroidMe of Decatur

Theresa Croley

Tim McNeese

Vanessa Doughty Wendy Green Yolanda Davis  

Vanessa Doughty
Wells Fargo

Wendy Green

Yolanda Davis
Capital Concepts



Not photographed:

Anna Shavers Boy Scouts of America
Ashley Chapman Deep Roots of AL
Ben Kimbrough Coldwell Banker Commercial McLain Real Estate
Bryan Mayer First Impressions
Charles Davis Virginia College
Clinton Orr  Scott Howell & Associates – Nationwide Insurance
Cynthia Minter Padgett Business Services
Daniel Tarkowski  Comcast
David Gilbert  DLB & Company
David Henry  AWPRoofing
Elizabeth Griffith  BID Designs
Emily Stinson  Courtyard by Marriott
Giancarlo Rubio  Giancarlo Rubio
Janet Campbell Ingenuity, Inc.
Jeff Klabish  Alta Via Consulting
Jeff Slaton Sealy Management Co
Jennifer Elliott  Madison Settlement Services
Jimmy Lehman  Acopia Home Loans
Kelli Norwood IHeartMedia
Mabinty Wilshusen BB&T Bank
Melania Stewart  Synergia Communications
Melinda Maynard Lifesouth Community Blood Centers
Melissa Spicer  Pure Water Technology
Micah Miller  Apple Lane
Mytra A. Ruiz LaQuinta Inn & Suites Madison
Nicholas Rockhill  Progress Bank
Sara Traylor  WOW Business
Van Milne LinTech Global



2014 Emissary Program


Chamber Emissaries are chosen individuals who act as messengers to advocate the Chamber of Commerce to current members. Emissaries are assigned (or can choose) a minimum of 24 member companies to which they act as a liaison for the Chamber. Companies should be chosen based on an opportunity to do business in the future. We want the member company to fall within the Emissaries natural scope of work (no hard sales) so that it is easy to place them in their natural contact rotation. This program is an effort to increase membership value and retention rates. For the Emissary, it is a chance to build a business relationship (again, no hard sales). Those chosen have already shown a strong sense of commitment and dependability by being outstanding Chamber members and are extended an invitation by the Chamber leadership, Membership division and/or the Emissary leadership, to become part of the Emissary Program.

Stay on the Emissary Message

The Chamber has something of value for all members.
The Chamber is not a “one size fits all” membership.
The Chamber helps tailor the membership to fit your needs.
The Chamber supports all business!

We don’t expect you to have all the answers; however, we do expect you to learn about the Chamber. If you can’t answer a question, ask them to come to the Chamber for a meeting with Chamber staff and you. If they will not make an appointment, let them know you will get back with them, then contact the Membership Retention Manager.

Emissary Contact Process

Contact 1 a visit from you, delivering the new plaque insert and member decal to each of your adopted members (required delivery during the month of January). The Chamber will mail these to the out-of-town members.
Contact 2 an email from you asking for updated Membership Directory information from your adopted companies. (March)
Contact 3 a phone call or email inviting them to attend an upcoming Chamber Member Orientation “Member Journey” and/or “Now That I’m a Chamber Member…?” event to meet Chamber staff and other members. (April, May or June)
Contact 4 a handwritten Thank you note thanking your adopted member for their investment in the Chamber. Bring the cards in and have them postmarked by the Chamber. (July)
Contact 5 a phone call or email inviting them to attend an upcoming “Breakfast with the President.” (September)
Contact 6 a phone call or email inviting them to attend the Holiday Open House at the Chamber in early December. All Emissaries should attend this event and meet your adopted members. (November)
Additional contacts throughout the year

The Membership Retention Manager will discuss “Emissary Talking Points” at every monthly meeting for each upcoming Chamber event, so you may suggest to your members which events would be most appropriate for them to attend.


  • Forward invitations and explain why they should attend certain Chamber events. You may do this by email or phone call.
  • Ask your adopted member if they would like to come to the Chamber for a brief tour of the building and to meet as many of the staff as possible. At this meeting, we will be happy to discuss any questions they may have about their membership. Contact the Membership Retention Manager to set up an appointment.
  • Send additional, personalized holiday cards, etc. Bring the cards in and we will postmark them at the Chamber

Duty Fulfillment Report:

Please email duty fulfillment updates to the Membership Retention Manager. These will be recorded in our database and shared with our President/CEO, Chamber leadership and Membership division.

Additional Emissary Program items:

The Chamber will email and post on its website an explanation of the Emissary Program and an introduction of all our Emissaries to its members.
All new members will be given a brief explanation about the program and asked if they would like an Emissary to contact them.
The Membership Retention Manager will invite Emissaries (on a rotating basis) to attend a meeting with adopted members for “Member Engagement.”

Download document / forms

Download Emissary Program Guideline     PDF »     
Download Agreement      PDF »      Fillable PDF »