Joined the Chamber: May 8, 2017
Currently serving her third Chamber, Annette has been in nonprofit management for over 20 years beginning in the fine arts industry and for the last 14 in the Chamber of Commerce space. She is a graduate of the US Chamber Institute for Organization Management program earning the distinction IOM (2009), followed by roles as class advisor, Board of Regents and currently as faculty.
As a chamber consultant, Annette worked with chambers all over the U.S., Canada, and South Asia facilitating membership campaigns and training and coaching staff, volunteers and boards of directors. She has a quick eye for assessing the organization, its challenges and obstacles and identifying solutions for new efficiencies and success. When meeting with diverse organization constituencies from board leadership and community leaders to event volunteers and staff she is able to fluidly adapt to the audience and to deliver an organization message appropriate to the situation.
Annette has been a speaker and workshop facilitator for State Chamber Associations in Iowa, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Carolinas, Maryland, Virginia, Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), and various local Chambers of Commerce, Associations, Non-Profits, Universities and Individuals across the US & Canada. She is currently President/CEO of the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Annette has been in non-profit management for over 20 years beginning in the Fine Arts and currently as a Chamber of Commerce Executive. She is a skilled collaborator and has taught that topic in her role as faculty for the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management.
Joined the Chamber: June 8, 2017
Hannah was raised in Augusta County and prides herself on being a “local”. Prior to accepting the Chamber position, Hannah was the Event and Catering Manager for CrossKeys Vineyards in Mt. Crawford VA, where she led a team to complete over 75 successful events yearly. She also has 7 years experience in sales and business development which has given her the ability to connect with people in a more meaningful way.
Hannah’s primary focus at the Chamber is Membership Engagement. She strives to make sure the membership is connected to the opportunities the chamber has available.
Hannah currently resides in Stuarts Draft with her husband, two children, two dogs and cat. She enjoys spending her free time with family, watching live sports, and exploring the outdoors!
Joined the Chamber: September 5, 2017
Kim was born and raised outside of Charlottesville and has been residing in Waynesboro since 2012. She received her B.A in Marketing from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA and is a licensed real estate salesperson. Kim has extensive knowledge in Marketing, Communications, Event Planning, and College Admissions. Kim married her high school sweetheart and they have 3 children. Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves watching College Football.
Kim can assist you with anything marketing or communications when it comes to the Chamber! Whether it be: Member Messages, What’s Up at the Chamber, Social Media, Community Profile and Business Directory or the Website! Feel free to contact her with any questions you may have.
Joined the Chamber: November 6, 2017
Megan was born and raised in Augusta County, where she attended the local high school and community college for her degree in business management. Megan comes to the chamber with 5 years experience in event and office management from one of the largest indoor venues in the area. Megan is Director of Operations at the Chamber of Commerce. She handles the accounting, day to day operations and assists with behind the scenes work for GARCC Events.
Megan is an avid outdoors-woman where she loves to spend time with her husband of 4 years and their 2-year-old daughter.