Our mission is to make Chillicothe an economic leader in southern Ohio and to enhance our members’ success through advocacy, member benefits, and services. Meet the Chamber Board of Directors and staff.

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mike Throne (also ex-officio board member)

Member Relations and Events Manager

Bobbi Kellough

Small Business Resource Navigator/Safety Council Manager

Wendi Bennett

2022 Executive Committee

Kenna Hesseling, LCNB Investments, Chair
Nick Bailey, Atomic Credit Union, Vice Chair
Jeff Wills, Advanced Services Heating & Cooling, Past Chair
Shawn Bower, Dickey’s BBQ
Lisa Wiseman, Kingston National Bank, Treasurer
Steve Keating, Adena Health System
Matthew Giroux, Vinton County National Bank

2022 Board Members

Tiffany Baldwin, Downtown Chillicothe (ex-officio)
Ben Barker, V.A. Medical Center
Bill Betson, Edward Jones
Jade Berry, The Stack
Jessica Beatty, Northwest Title
Taylor Carnes, Shelter Insurance
Barbara Coulter, Chillicothe City Schools
Tammy Eallonardo, Greater Chillicothe & Ross County Development
Nathan Horsley, Pioneer Center
Elizabeth Kunzelman, Petland Inc.
Stacie Robertson, Kenworth Truck Co.
Josh Strange, Gerber Insurance Agency and Financial Services
Misty Tuttle, Horizon
Julie Violette, The Downtown Blowout Bar

The chamber is governed by a Board of Directors. The Executive Committee is composed of the officers elected by the board and can make decisions on the board’s behalf. Any member may nominate another member or themselves to become a board member. (Nomination form) Nominees are considered by a Nominating Committee selected by the chairman and the committee recommends a slate of new board members and officers for the coming year. The board votes on the slate. Members serve three-year terms and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms. Check out the complete list of former chairs of the chamber board.

The board normally meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at noon in the chamber’s conference room. If you would like to host a board meeting, call the chamber at 740.702.2722.