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Chamber Staff

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.
Colin Barr
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Michael Blakley
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Development Specialist

Michael was raised in Eugene and Portland and has enjoyed a diverse career in retail merchandising as well as deep experience in sales and marketing in the forest products industry.  He is a University of Oregon graduate. 
Part of his marketing initiative while at Columbia Forest Products was to develop summer intern programs and to strengthen alliances to the Forestry School at Oregon State University.  He recently returned to Lane County from The Dalles where he was in radio marketing, copywriting and sales.  Michael is excited to use his broad work experiences to help every member of our diverse and robust Chamber of Commerce.
Natasha Boska
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Office Manager

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Natasha can hardly believe how many years she has worked for the Chamber while calling Oregon home for over a decade now. With an intense passion for locally grown and produced food, as well as a love for both nature and culture, there is no place she would rather be. Natasha obtained her B.A. from Macalester College in Russian Language & Area Studies and brings a strong analytical and organizational sense to her role as Office Manager. She appreciates the opportunities for growth, learning, and meeting so many wonderful people that working at the Chamber has afforded her.
Judy Clark
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Member Benefit Advisor

Judy has worked for the Springfield Chamber in membership sales for over 8 years. Judy enjoys meeting business people and helping them grow their business. She moved to the Springfield area from Lake County, California. In Lake County, Judy and her husband owned a marketing company and were proudly active in the local chamber. She enjoys Springfield's diversity and sense of community.
Robert Killen
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Director of Membership Development

Robert brings a wide breadth of professional experience to his role at the Chamber, from military to marketing to finance to fine art. As Director of Membership Development, Robert is committed to ensuring that Chamber members benefit greatly from their participation in - and support of - this organization.
With specialized expertise in public speaking, organizational storytelling and corporate training, Robert works to make our programs stronger.
Paige Sharpe
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Program Manager