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.
Natasha Boska
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Office Manager
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Natasha can hardly believe she has worked for the Chamber for seven years and called Oregon home for 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.
Robert Killen
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Director of Membership Development
Tori Thomas
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Director of Events & Programs
Tori Thomas joined the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce in 2003 and has had the privilege of helping local business professionals find the right opportunity to help bring exposure to their organization through events and sponsorship's. Tori enjoys helping members make new connections and build relationships at the many events hosted by the Springfield Chamber each year. Tori is a lifelong resident of Springfield and loves her community and has enjoyed raising her children in the same community she grew up in.
Jeff Thompson
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Director, Community Relations & Public Affairs
Jeff Thompson joined the Springfield Chamber as the Community Relations Director in February of 2013 after having been a member of the Chamber since June 2011. Born and raised in Honolulu, he is a transplant to Springfield and enjoys everything about living in Lane County. With 30 years in various nonprofit administrative roles, mostly in information technology (Director of Information Technology & Chief Security Officer), he brings a unique lens on the world and continues to learn about the many great businesses in the area. Jeff is also the liaison to our Government Issues Committee.
Vicki Wisvary
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Visitor & Membership Services Coordinator
As the Visitor Services Manager, Vicki helps people learn about what to do and see in Springfield and the surrounding area. Although Vicki is originally from Wenatchee, Washington, Springfield has been her home for most of her life. She enjoys the climate, exploring the outdoors and the proximity to the coast, mountains and the high desert. She attended Lane Community College and holds an A.A., Administrative Assistant.
Colin Barr
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Judy Clark
Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce
Membership Benefit Advisor
Judy has worked for the Springfield Chamber in membership sales for almost 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.

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