Joined the Chamber: May 8, 2017
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.
On December 31, 2016 Annette was announced as President/CEO of the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce. Part of the immediate responsibility for this job was to bring together the 100 year old Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce and the 78 year old Corpus Christi Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. It was a challenging undertaking considering the need to combine cultures and chamber traditions in a format that would move the business community forward in a truly unified effort. Work was done throughout the year to create the new organization, establish the brand and fully integrate the finances, assets, memberships, staff and operations of two Chamber offices into one. The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce was successfully rolled out on September 1 st .
As a chamber consultant Annette worked with Chambers all over the U.S., Canada and South Asia. 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 the organization message appropriate to the situation.
Joined the Chamber: June 8, 2017
Hannah was raised in Augusta County and prides herself on being a “local”. She is working towards her bachelors degree in business management with a minor in hospitality. 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 6 years experience in sales and business development which has given her the ability to connect with people in a more meaningful way.
Hannah currently resides in Stuarts Draft with her husband, son, 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. She is a licensed real estate sales person and is a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Kim has extensive knowledge in Marketing, Communications, Event Planning, Certification Programming 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.
Joined the Chamber: November 6, 2017
Megan was born and raised in Augusta County, where she attend 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 an avid outdoors-woman where she loves to spend time with her husband of 3 years and their 1 year old daughter.