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

2021 Executive Committee

Jeff Wills, Advanced Services Heating & Cooling, Chair
Shawn Bower, Dickey’s BBQ, Vice Chair
Amy Beeler, Ross County Board of DD, Secretary
Lisa Wiseman, Kingston National Bank, Treasurer
Steve Keating, Adena Health System
Ken Shelton, Staff Source/Digital Fix/Southern Ohio Shredding

2021 Board Members

Nick Bailey, Atomic Credit Union
Tiffany Baldwin, Downtown Chillicothe (ex-officio)
Ben Barker, Buckeye Designs & Engraving
Jessica Beatty, Northwest Title
Barbara Coulter, Chillicothe City Schools
Matthew Giroux, Vinton County National Bank
Kenna Hesseling, LCNB Investments
Stacie Robertson, Kenworth Truck Co.
Josh Strange, Gerber Insurance Agency and Financial Services
Misty Tuttle, Horizon
Julie Violette, The Downtown Blowout Bar/Child Protection Center

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. The Executive Committee normally meets on the Tuesday before each regularly schedule board meeting at noon at the chamber office. If you would like to host a board meeting, call the chamber at 740.702.2722.