Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce

(804) 748-6364

9330 Iron Bridge Rd, Suite B
Chesterfield, VA 23832
 

Meet Our Leadership

The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce is comprised of approximately 670 members and led by a combination of Chamber staff members and volunteer leaders. The Board of Directors, and a smaller group called the Executive Committee, provide broad leadership, direction and decision making for the Chamber. The Board is comprised of the following Chamber members and the President.

Implementation of plans and programs is generally the responsibility of Committees. These Committees are led by volunteer Chairpeople. Committees are comprised of groups of volunteer Chamber members who want to make an impact on the Chesterfield County business community.

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Doug Horton – Chairman

Professional Information
• Owner & General Manager, TeamLogic IT of Midlothian - July 2008 to present
• Divisional CIO for LandAmerica Financial Group, Lender Services Channel - 1998 to 2008
• Chief Technology Officer for the Mortgage Bankers Association - 1989 to 1998
• Senior Programmer/Analyst & Consultant for Business-Ware, Inc. - 1986 to 1989

Education

• Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, University of Virginia, 1986
• Master of Business Administration, E-Business, University of Phoenix, 2003

Family

• Married since 1987 to Sandy Horton who is co-owner of the family businesses and focuses on marketing and business development activities
• Son Carter 
• Daughter Erin

Community Activities
• Board of Directors, 2009-2012, Kiwanis Club of Midlothian
• Advisory Board, Beacon Tree Foundation

Awards/Recognition
• 2009 Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year
• 2009 Kiwanian of the Year, Kiwanis Club of Midlothian

Hobbies
• Guitar and mandolin
• Golf
• Scuba diving

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2013?
• Explore the feasibility of a new business owner bootcamp program.
• Identify ways to recognize and/or reward members who routinely do business with and/or refer business to other members. 


Brian Harding - Incoming Chair

Professional Information
• Area Sales Manager, United Parcel Services, with background in Engineering and Operations, Serial Entrepreneur

Education
• B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineer, Virginia Tech
• MBA, Averett University

Family
• Wife Ashley Harding
• Son Camden
• Daughter Shea


Community Activities
• Richmond Business Council, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
• Junior Achievement
• United Way
• RVA Logistics Roundtable

Hobbies
• Golf
• Spending time with my family
• Trying new things
• Entrepreneurship

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2014?
• Successfully implement the strategic plan.


 

D. Brennen Keene – Immediate Past Chairman

Professional Information
• Partner, McGuireWoods LLP, with a concentration in Real Estate and Land Use Law

Education
• B.S. Political Science, Guilford College, 1991
• J.D., T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, 1996

Family
• Wife Elizabeth V.T. Keene
• Children Rachel, Emeline and Will. All three children attend Chesterfield County Public Schools.


Community Activities
• Elder, Chester Presbyterian Church
• CultureWorks, Board of Directors
• Chesterfield Bar Association; Richmond Bar Association

Awards/Recognition
• 2012 Legal/Elite: Real Estate/Land Use, Virginia Business Magazine
• Virginia Super Lawyer “Rising Star”, 2007, 2008 & 2009, Law & Politics Magazine
• Guilford College Alumni Excellence Award, 2006

Hobbies
• Spending time with my family
• Fishing, golf and reading
• Playing the trombone

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2013?
• To help the Chamber maintain its status as the pre-eminent advocate for businesses in Chesterfield County.
• To help finalize and implement a strategic long range plan for the Chamber to plan for our growth over the next three to five years.
• To work with local officials, including Chesterfield County Economic Development to help promote existing business and new business growth in the County.
• To find opportunities for the Chamber to be involved in regional projects and programs that have a positive impact on Chesterfield County and its business community. 


Tanner A. Collins, Jr. – Treasurer

Professional Information
• Senior Vice President, REDC Community Capital Group, Inc.

Education
• BS and M.Ed., Virginia State University

Family
• Wife Sheliah Collins
• Daughters, Ragan and Lauren
• Granddaughter, Laila

Community Activities
• Men’s mentoring ministry, First Baptist Church of South Richmond
• Board Member, Metropolitan Business League
• Board Member, Colonial Heights Chamber of Commerce
Awards/Recognition
• 2012 SBA Financial Services Champion of the Year

Hobbies
• Golf
• Spending time with family and friends

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2014?
• To fully support our new Leadership, both on the Board and the Staff, in the successful implementation of the Strategic Plan. 


Carol Nitz - Corporate Secretary

Professional Information
• Marketing Manager, Networking Technologies and Support, Inc.

Education
• A. S., Fashion Merchandising/Marketing, Southern Seminary Jr. College

Family
• Seven brothers, a sister and many nieces
• Lilly, an adorable Teacup Maltese

Community Activities
• Member, Marketing & Events Committee, Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce
• Member, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
• Member, Henrico Business Council Cabinet
• Chair, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce Henrico Business Council Marketing/Membership/Programs Committee

Awards/Recognition
• 2012, Member of the Month Award (March), Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce
• 2011, Member of the Year Award, Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce
• 2010, President’s Award, Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce

Hobbies
• Singing with the Sacred Heart Cathedral
• Cooking/baking
• Spending time with family and friends

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2013?
• Increase of marketing efforts on behalf of the Chamber; develop a fresh new look and feel to the Chamber's marketing. Both endeavors will help to grow the member base. 


Michael W. Bor - At Large

Professional Information
• Founder & CEO, CarLotz, Inc. - 2010 to Present
• Director, Harris Williams & Co. - 2003 to 2010
• Analyst, Lehman Brothers - 1999 to 2001

Education
• Masters of Business Administration, The Harvard Business School - 2003
• Bachelor of Science, Finance, Lehigh University - 1996

Family
• Wife Katherine
• Three sons

Community Activities
• Member, Board of Directors, World Pediatric Project

Hobbies

• Squash
• Tennis
• Spending time with my boys

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2014?
• Create programs that attract younger members and younger, entrepreneurial companies.
• Establish new tools to help members grow and strengthen their businesses.


 

Chantelle Bradley - At Large

Professional Information
• Business Development Manager, Third Marble Marketing, LLC

Education
• J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Computer Networking and Data Telecommunications

Family
• Daughter, Savannah
• Dog, Gabby; Cat, Flip; and Ruby the corn snake

Community Activities
• Chair, Membership Committee, Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce
• Volunteer, Business First, Great Richmond Partnership and Chesterfield County Economic Development
• Volunteer, Greater Richmond SPCA

Awards/Recognition
• 2013, Member of the Year, Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce
• 2013 Ambassador of the Year, Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce
• 2008 Service Award, HRC2
• 2006 Sales Award, Spherion Staffing and Recruiting
• 2005 Presidents Award, Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce

Hobbies
• Walking, hiking, camping, canoeing, exploring, reading and chess
• Volunteering
• Spending time with my fabulous daughter

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2014?
I would like to see the continued growth of a healthy and diverse business environment. It is important the Chamber appeals to ALL forms of business and ALL types of people. Now, more than ever, we need to come together as a Chamber and as a community to attract business and help our existing businesses thrive. 


Suzanne M. Etherington - At Large

Professional Information
• Workforce Development/Contract Training Manager, Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA)

Education
• Northwestern University, M. S. Learning and Organizational Change (2015)
• University of Richmond, B. A. Spanish, magna cum laude
• Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Family
• Husband Sandford G. Etherington, III (Sandy)
• Children Grace and James
• Golden Retriever Chelsea

Community Activities
• Past Chair/Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce
• Event Manager, The Sterling Workplace Awards, Richmond Society of Human Resource Management (R-SHRM)
• Ex-officio, Steering Committee, Richmond Area Diversity Roundtable (RADR)
• Regional Business Solutions/Economic Development Team
• Member, American Society of Training and Development

Awards/Recognition
• 2012 The Gateway Region: Workforce Development Summit Leader
• 2012 Vice-Chancellor's Innovation & Technology retreat leader, Virginia Community College System
• 2011 VA Chapter - International Public Management Association (IPMA) for HR Professionals, annual conference facilitator
• 2010 Chesterfield Chamber Member of the Month Award
• 2008 Distinguished Achievers Award, Northern Neck Association of Realtors
• 2004 President's Club Award, Wachovia Bank

Hobbies
• Spending time with my family
• Piano, singing, Broadway/Classical music
• Horseback riding, sporting clays, boating, cooking

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2014?
• Build collaborative regional partnerships and relationships with businesses and organizations.
• Diversify membership and embrace new technologies. 


 

Pamela Johnson - At Large

Professional Information
• Human Resources Manager, Alstom Power, Inc., October 2007 to present
• Owner, Personal Travel Consultant, Prosperity Travel & Dream Vacations, April 2005 to present

Education
• Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Morgan State University, 1988

Family
• Husband James Johnson, Jr.
• Daughter Jaimee
• Son Dondre
• Dogs Milo and Mena

Community Activities
• Member, Advisory Committee, Virginia State University
• Member, Richmond Urban League EEO Symposium Committee
• Past Member, Board of Directors, Richmond Human Resources Management Association
• Member, Mt. Gilead International Ministries
• Past Member, SHRM State Council Board of Directors

Hobbies
• Shopping and travel
• Cooking
• Family time (Phase 10)

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2013?
• Increased member participation in events, increase diversity of membership and enhancement of economic development offerings. 


Adam Kennedy - At Large

Professional Information
• Executive Director, Greater Richmond Aquatics Partnership

Education
• B. A., Davidson College
• M. S., Ohio University

Family
• Wife Amanda
• Border Collie Bogart

Community Activities
• Board Member Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce
• Member Chesterfield Chamber Government Relations Committee
• Member United Way Older Adult Action Council
• Member South Richmond Rotary
• Member Leadership Metro Richmond 2013

Hobbies
• Swimming and Golf
• Reading
• Family

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2014?
• Continue building relationship between Chamber and County Government, expanded communication platform for members and future members, an active lifestyle initiative for Chesterfield businesses. 


 

Vicki Kiger - At Large

Professional Information
• Community Relations Coordinator, MARTIN'S - 2010 to present
• Marketing Director, SportsQuest - 2009 to 2010
• Marketing & Advertising Director, Archadeck - 1996 to 2009
• Marketing Director, Video World - 1989 to 1995

Education

• Master of Science in Communications (Advertising) University of Tennessee
• Bachelor of Arts in Communications, North Carolina State University

Family

• Kitty Haley
• Mom and Dad
• Sister and Brother-in-Law


Community Activities
• American Marketing Association
• Advisor to VCU Center for Human-Animal Interaction (Dogs on Call Program)
• Board of Directors, Richmond Animal League (RAL) - two terms

Awards/Recognition
• April 2012, Member of the Month, Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce
• 2013 Dominion Christmas Parade, Recognized for appreciatino and dedication, Richmond Parade, Inc.
• Archadeck Employee of the Year

Hobbies
• Sports trivia and movie memorabilia
• Gardening and travel
• Variety of sporting activities

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2014?
• Strengthen retention rates of Chamber members.
• Expand event opportunities.


Patrick Magee - At Large

Professional Information
• Skyview Savings Group, LLC

Education
• Plymouth State University, Business Management

Family

• Wife Betsy
• Dogs Callie and Kaiser

Community Activities
• Current member, Past Chairman, Professional Development Committee, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce
• Current member and past President, BNInsteins
Hobbies
• Time with family
• Golf, fishing, hunting, hiking, reading and woodworking
• Politics

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2014?
• Successfully implement the initial stages of our new strategic plan.
• Continue to grow the Chamber's membership.
• Continue to increase member value.
• Enhance the awareness of the Chamber in the metro region. 


Jim Roman - At Large

Professional Information
• Director of Results, Business Owners Institute
• Co-Founder, MyBusinessCommunity.com

Education
• Community College of the Air Force
• Landmark Education

Family

• Wife Kathy Roman, Director of Dreams at MyBusinessCommunity.com
• Cats, Peek-a-boo and Scooter

Community Activities
• President, Cobblestone Circle Unit Owners Association
• Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee, Richmond Country Club
• Coach, Start Up Weekend Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs
• Gold Member, BNI Abundance
• Mentor, MicroMentor
• Member, HOPE Church

Awards/Recognition
• Veteran of the United States Air Force
• First Area Director to be inducted into BNI Hall of Fame
• Recognized as one of "Top 40 Professionals Under 40" by Inside Business

Hobbies
• Traveling, great food and great friends
• Pretending to know how to play Golf
• Anything WINE related

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2014?
• Create strategies to attract and retain members.
• Develope ideas to get more members engaged, actively involved.


Dave Saunders – At Large

Professional Information
• Chief Idea Officer, Madison Main

Education
• BA in English/Journalism, University of Mary Washington

Family
• Wife Sue, school nurse for Chesterfield County Public Schools
• Children Hattie and Jack, both attend Chesterfield County Public Schools

Community Activities
• Executive Committee Member, Midlothian Rotary
• Chairman's Circle, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
• Football, Baseball and Basketball Coach, Alberta Smith Elementary "Sharks"
• Board Member, National MS Society-Central and Eastern Virginia Chapter
• Lay Leader and Usher, The Brandermill Church
• Board Member, Lucy Corr Foundation

Awards/Recognition
• 2013 Telly Awards (7) for TV production
• 2012 Business of the Year, Richmond Business Council, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
• 2012 Telly Awards (2), Best Local TV Spot, Best Use of Humor in TV Spot
• 2011 Hype YP Workplace Award, Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
• 2010 Award of Excellence in Communications from Society for New Communications Research, (SNCR) Stanford University
• 2009 Finalist, SBA Business Person of the Year
• 2008 Ad Person of the Year, The Richmond Ad Club
• 2007 Rotary International Public Relations Award

Hobbies
• Fishing, hiking and camping with the family
• Karoake

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2014?
• Grow into a regional leader for the business community and beyond.
 


Marshall Whaling - At Large

Professional Information
• Owner and CEO, Little Big Business Solutions (Little Big Marketing), PEAK Institute and PEAK Squad

Education
• B. A., University of Wisconsin, Communication and Media Studies

Family

• Wife Jane
• Sons, Erik, Thomas and Patrick
• Daughter, Kathryn
• Granddaughters, Hannah Marie and Lilliah Jane

Community Activities
• Immediate, Past Chair Professional Development Committee, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce
• Director of Corporate Operations, Institute for Veterans Education and Training (IVET)
• Board Member, Central Virginia Resource Workforce Investment Board (RWIB)
• Committee Member, RWIB, Program Planning and Development Committee

Hobbies
• Golf and fishing
• Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers
• Reading

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2014?
• Enhance the Chamber's Value Proposition to expand and retain membership.
• Create a greater sense of community by introducing new ways to encourage members to grow business from within the chamber membership and throughout Chesterfield County.
• Continue to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship by marshalling an aligning resources that support small business and startups.


E. Wilson Davis, Jr. – Ex Officio

Professional Information
• Director of Economic Development, Chesterfield County
• Certified Economic Developer

Education
• MBA , Virginia Commonwealth University
• BS, East Tennessee State University

Family
• Wife Marice
• Two daughters, Jennifer and Katy 
• Granddaughter, Charlotte
• Grandson, Sebastian
 

Community Activities
• Past President and Board Member, John Tyler Community College Foundation
• Board member, Virginia Capital
• Board member, Japan Virginia Society 
• Board member, Graham Cancer Foundation 
• Past President, Virginia Economic Development Association 
• Past Chairman, Economic Development Committee-Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Awards/Recognition
• Cardinal award from Virginia Economic Development Association

Hobbies
• Golf
• Sporting clays

What would you like to see the Chamber accomplish in 2013?
• Continue to strengthen the partnership with the business community and the county to enhance economic development.
• Build and diversify membership. 


 

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