2017 Board of Directors

Michael Eyster
Board Chair & Chair, Economic Development Committee
Friend of the Chamber, Eyster
Charlie Kimball
Murphy Company
Nancy Bigley
Chair Elect & Chair, Education Committee
Oregon Medical Group
Clinic Manager
Patrick Melendy
Leahy, Van Vactor, Cox & Melendy
Partner, Attorney
Chad Campbell
Executive Committee
McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center
Kim Thompson
Executive Committee
Lane County Community & Economic Development
Economic Development Officer
Kristi Kernutt
Executive Committee & Chair, Gateway Development Committee
PacificSource Health Plans
General Counsel
John Tamulonis
Executive Committee
Friend of the Chamber, Tamulonis
Friend of the Chamber
Bridget Baker
RG Media Company
Corporate PR Director
Bob Fondren
Chair, Government Issues Committee
Springfield Utility Board
Finance Director
Brenda Hansen
Horace Mann Insurance
Corin Simonsen
Comcast Business
Enterprise Sales Executive
Cosette Rees
Lane Transit District
Accessible & Customer Service Manager
Dean Huber
Kernutt Stokes LLP
Erik Jensen
Eagle Vision Advisors
Gino Grimaldi
City of Springfield: City Manager's Office
City Manager
Jason Stubbs
Oregon Insurance Company LLC
Principal Broker
Jeff Schwarz
Johnson Crushers International, Inc.
Kate Reid
Co-Chair, Greeters
Willamalane Park & Recreation District
Resource Development Coordinator
Liz Dahlager
InnSight Hotel Management Group
Vice President Sales& Marketing
Mary Spilde
Lane Community College
Nick Nelson
Chair, Membership Committee
Nick Nelson: Keller Williams
Steve Roth
Roaring Rapids Pizza Company
Sue Rieke-Smith
Springfield Public Schools, Board of Education
Sue Slaughter-Nichols
HR Essentials and Solutions
Vonnie Mikkelsen
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO
Vonnie is energized by the collective knowledge, resources and expertise she encounters every day in her work with Chamber members. A seasoned professional, with a diverse set of tried and tested competencies, Vonnie understands first-hand the value of an all-hands-on-deck approach when it comes to helping businesses grow and succeed. A native Oregonian with roots in the Eugene-Springfield metro area, Vonnie earned a BA in International Relations/Political Science from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and spent sixteen years living and working abroad. In addition to having served as executive director for a Chamber of Commerce in the Tampa Bay (FL) region, Vonnie has worked on World's Fair promotions, in cable TV programming and acquisitions, and in association management. On her days off, you most likely will find Vonnie hiking or biking along one of the many beautiful area riverfront trails or at the park enjoying an outdoor concert with her three dogs.

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