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2017 Board of Directors

Michael Eyster
Board Chair & Chair, Economic Development Committee
Friend of the Chamber, Eyster
Nancy Bigley
Chair Elect & Chair, Education Committee
Oregon Medical Group
Clinic Manager
Charlie Kimball
Treasurer
Murphy Company
CFO
Patrick Melendy
Secretary
Leahy, Van Vactor, Cox & Melendy
Partner, Attorney
Chad Campbell
Executive Committee
McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center
CEO
Bob Fondren
Executive Committee & Chair, Government Issues Committee
Springfield Utility Board
Finance Director
Kristi Kernutt
Executive Committee & Chair, Gateway Development Committee
PacificSource Health Plans
General Counsel
Jeff Schwarz
Executive Committee
Johnson Crushers International, Inc.
President
Bridget Baker
RG Media Company
Corporate PR Director
Brenda Hansen
Horace Mann Insurance
Owner/Agent
Corin Simonsen
Comcast Business
Enterprise Sales Executive
Cosette Rees
Lane Transit District
Accessible & Customer Service Manager
Dean Huber
Kernutt Stokes LLP
Partner
Erik Jensen
Eagle Vision Advisors
President/Consultant
Gino Grimaldi
City of Springfield: City Manager's Office
City Manager
Jason Stubbs
Oregon Insurance Company LLC
Principal Broker
Kate Reid
Co-Chair, Greeters
Willamalane Park & Recreation District
Resource Development Coordinator
Liz Dahlager
InnSight Hotel Management Group
Vice President Sales& Marketing
Margaret Hamilton
Lane Community College
President
Nick Nelson
Chair, Membership Committee
Nick Nelson: Keller Williams
Broker
Steve Roth
Roaring Rapids Pizza Company
Owner
Sue Rieke-Smith
Springfield Public Schools, Board of Education
Superintendent
Sue Slaughter-Nichols
HR Essentials and Solutions
Owner
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.