Friday, March 06, 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
LogiCore

       
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Greg Bragg
Consolidated Construction Co.

Greg Brown
Brown Precision, Inc.

Janet Brown
Belk

Micah Bullard
Turner

       
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Kevin Byrnes
Raytheon Company

Frank Caprio
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP

Michael Cox
PARSONS

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

 

 

 

 

2014 Executive Committee Member

2014 Executive Committee Member

2014 Executive Committee Member

2014 Executive Committee Member

John Gully
SAIC

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
FirstBank

Alicia Ryan
LSINC, LLC

Dr. Gurmej Sandhu
Sigmatech, Inc.

Charlie Sealy
Sealy Management Company

       
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Andrew Shambarger
BB&T

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.

       
2014 Executive Committee Member      

Frank Williams
Landers McLarty Dodge Chrysler Jeep

 

 

 

Chamber Staff Directory

 

EXECUTIVE STAFF    

 Chip Cherry, CCE

Amy Locke

Lauren Isbell

 

 

Chip Cherry, CCE
President &CEO
ccherry@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2006

Amy Locke
Executive Assistant
alocke@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2028

Lauren Isbell
Resource Desk Coordinator
lisbell@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2000

 

 
         
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & INDUSTRY RELATIONS

Lucia Cape

Ken Smith

Will West

Elizabeth Saba

Karessa Acosta

Lucia Cape
Vice President,
Economic Development
lcape@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2033

Ken Smith
Research & Information Services Director
ksmith@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2026

Will West
Economic Development Specialist / Project Manager
wwest@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2049

Elizabeth Saba
Economic Development
Specialist
esaba@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2022

Karessa Acosta
Economic Development
Assistant
kacosta@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2083

         

WORKFORCE & EDUCATION

GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC AFFAIRS

Lucia Cape

Mike Ward

Tina Leopold

 

 

Lucia Cape
Vice President,
Workforce & Education
lcape@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2033

Mike Ward
Senior Vice President,
Government & Public Affairs
mward@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2030

Tina Leopold
Government & Public Affairs Assistant
tleopold@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2031

 

 

         
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS    

Carrie Rice

Kristi Sherrard

Hiroko Sedensky    

Carrie Rice
Marketing & Communications Director
crice@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2018

Kristi Sherrard
Graphic Designer
ksherrard@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2054

Hiroko Sedensky
Web Designer
hsedensky@
hsvchamber.org

(256) 535-2029

 

 

         
MEMBERSHIP
Wendy Kirk Donna McCrary Lisa Smith Tiffany Jordan Robert Ivory

Wendy Kirk
Vice President,
Member Engagement
wkirk@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2035

Donna McCrary
Membership Retention Manager
dmccrary@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2027

Lisa Smith
Membership Representative
lsmith@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2007

Tiffany Jordan
Membership Representative
tjordan@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2019

Robert Ivory
Membership Services Assistant
rivory@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2036

         
SMALL BUSINESS & EVENTS    

Pammie Jimmar

Alexandra Gonzalez

Beverly Pike

 

 

Pammie Jimmar
Small Business & Events Director
pjimmar@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2043

Alexandra Gonzalez
Event Coordinator
agonzalez@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2051

Beverly Pike
Small Business Coordinator
bpike@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2089

 

 
         
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Christy Nalley

Jamie Gallien

Mary McNairy

Lori Warner

Joe Watson

Christy Nalley
Finance & Administration Director
cnalley@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2010

Jamie Gallien
IT Manager
jgallien@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2016

Mary McNairy
Accounting Specialist & Human Resources
mmcnairy@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2014

Lori Warner
Accounting Specialist
lwarner@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2009

Joe Watson
Facilities Supervisor
jwatson@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2053

 

 

 

 

 

ASSOCIATED ORGANIZATIONS

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.

For more information, see 2015 Ambassadors Handbook.

2015 Ambassadors Handbook »
  What is an Ambassador?
  What Are the Benefits to the Ambassador Company?
  What Are the Requirements and Fees?
  Program Design
  Team Leader Role
  Volunteer Role
  Program Regulations
  What Are the Restrictions?
  Participant Signature of Agreement
2015 Ambassadors Application Form
  Standard Form »
  Fill-in Form »

 

If you are interested in the Ambassador Program, contact:

Robert Ivory
Membership Services Assistant
rivory@hsvchamber.org
(256) 535-2036

Ambassador leadership

Jonathan Brown  

Samantha Brinkley
Rocket City HR

Jonathan Brown  

Jonathan Brown
Brockwell Technologies, Inc.

Susan Byard  

Susan Byard
Interconnect Systems Corp.

Ann Caraway  

Ann Caraway
Woodland Real Estate

Maria Cayse  

Maria Cayse
Grogan Jewelers

Rachel Chapman  

Rachel Chapman
EXPRESS Employment Professionals

Melissa Chavez  

Melissa Chavez
Aviagen, Inc.

Miranda Conrad  

Miranda Conrad
RJ Young Company

 

Lindsey Coppens
Still Serving Veterans

 

Yolanda Davis
Capital Concepts

Carol Daugette  

Carol Daugette
APEX Business Centers, Inc.

Carol Daugette  

Charles Davis
Virginia College at Huntsville

Miranda Duke  

Miranda Duke
Huntsville Utilities

LeJuan George  

LeJuan George
Redstone Federal Credit Union

Sara Giddens  

Sara Giddens
Ducommun Miltec

Brandi Good  

Brandi Good
My Spirited Art

Brandi Good  

Gennifer Gordon
SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Tammy Greer  

Tammy Greer
Flournoy Properties/Weston Ranch Apartments

Elizabeth Griffith  

Elizabeth Griffith
BID Designs, LLC

 

Joseph Hill
Progress Bank

Crystal Howard  

Crystal Howard
KTI Express Courier

Russell Hunter  

Russ Hunter
Schooley Mitchell

 

Sherry James
CAER of Metro Huntsville

Jacque Johnson  

Jacque Johnson
Lamar Outdoor Advertising

Josh Johnson

 

Josh Johnson
Littlejohn Engineering Associates, Inc.

Sharon Johnson

 

Sharon Johnson
nLogic, Inc.

Lila King

 

Lila King
Spherion Staffing

Andrea Klir  

Andrea Klir
Interconnect Systems Corp.

 

Jessica Knox
Domino's Pizza
(Valley Pizza, Inc.)

 
 

Alice Lessman
Signalink, Inc.

 

Sarah Lincoln
Flyquest

Derrick Magnotta  

Derrick Magnotta
Sealy Management Company, Inc.

Amanda Mason  

Amanda Mason
Alabama Psychological Services Canter, LLC

Fred McBride  

Fred McBride
CruiseOne - Fred McBride

Anna McDonald  

Anna McDonald
FirstBank

 

Amanda McKenzie
FNB Bank

 

Brad Miller
Netivity

 

Van Milne
LinTech Global

 

Vicki Morris
Rocket City HR

 

Jeff Naccari
Waste Management

Bill Pope  

Bill Pope
Alabama
Psychological Services Center, LLC

Alex Rainwater  

Alex Rainwater
Sarrell Dental Center

Julia Robertson  

Julia Robertson
Hilton Garden Inn

Clay Roundtree  

Clay Roundtree
Regions Bank

 

Myrta Ruiz
La Quinta Inns & Suites – Madison

Patricia Schwerman  

Pat Schwerman
Schwerman Christmas Tree Plantation

Nicole Simmons  

Nicole Simmons
Gentiva Hospice

Marcy Sims  

Marcy Simms
Costco Wholesale

 

Jeff Slaten
Sealy Management Company, Inc.

Rachel Smith  

Rachel Smith
WOW Business

Michael Spaulding

 

Michael Spaulding
Morgan Stanley

 

Bud Spears
EDT

Kristen Strickland  

Kristen Strickland
BB&T

 

Randy Thomas
Colliers International

 

Jennifer Thorington-Hines
EDT

John Webster  

John Webster
Automatic Data Processing

David Whitaker  

David Whitaker
CALIBRE

Rebecca	Zbuchalski  

Rebecca Zbuchalski
Woodland Homes of Huntsville

     

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 »