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Members of the Abilene Chamber Board of Directors invest their time, resources and expertise to support the Chamber, its members and mission.

Chamber Officers

President & CEO

Doug Peters, Abilene Chamber of Commerce

Chair

Laura Moore, The Grace Museum

Chair-elect

Mike Fernandez, Texas National Bank

Secretary/Treasurer

Kelly Jay, Texas Media, Inc.

Immediate Past Chair

Marshall Morris, First Financial Bank

Executive Committee

Taylor Sturgis

Key Appraisal Group

Kelsi Mangrem

Holland Hearing Center

Shaun Martin

Atmos Energy

AFFILIATE AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

  • Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau: Deonna Galbraith, Retired
  • Abilene Cultural Affairs Council: Theron Holladay, Parkway Advisors
  • Abilene Industrial Foundation: Gary Grubbs, ABI/Advantage Media
  • Abilene Young Professionals: Joe Mangrem, Enprotec / Hibbs & Todd, Inc. (eHT)
  • Agriculture Committee: Ross Vinson, Lone Star Ag Credit
  • Government Affairs: Mitch Barnett, Barnett & Hill
  • Hispanic Business Council: Travis Ruiz, KTAB/KRBC TV
  • Leadership: Tim Farrar, United Supermarkets
  • Military Affairs Committee: Greg Blair, AEP Texas

TERM ENDS 2022:

  • Jessi Bailey, West Texas Rehabilitation Center
  • Lisa Chavez, Wagstaff LLP
  • Megan Dobbs, Community Foundation of Abilene
  • Kristin Johnson, Capital Farm Credit
  • Julie St. John, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • David Stephenson, Hendrick Health System
  • Vishia Wilson, Hendrick Medical Center South

TERM ENDS 2023:

  • Albert Gutierrez, KTAB/KRBC/Telemundo
  • Nathan Lowry, Big Country Title
  • Shaun Martin, Atmos Energy*
  • Jennifer Cheung-Neveja, Hashi Teppan Grill
  • Cynthia Pearson, Day Nursery of Abilene
  • Tyler Sitzes, Sitzes Real Estate Holdings, LLC

TERM ENDS 2024:

  • Tiffany Gutierrez, Motis Investments, LLC
  • Rachel Lantrip, Texas State Technical College
  • Amanda O’Connor, Cypress Street Station
  • Brandon Osborne, Abilene Youth Sports Authority
  • Sabrina Williams, Suddenlink Communications

MEMBERS AT LARGE (one-year term expires Sept. 30, 2022)

  • Rick Waldraff, Goodwill West Texas
  • Taylor Sturgis, Key Appraisal Group*
  • Kelsi Mangrem, Holland Hearing*

EX_OFFICIO (Non-Voting):

  • Downing Bolls, Taylor County Judge
  • Eric Bruntmyer, Hardin-Simmons University
  • Carol Dupree, Cisco College
  • Robert Hanna, Abilene City Manager
  • Sandra Harper, McMurry University
  • Linda Hinshaw, Abilene State Supported Living Center
  • Stan Lambert, State Representative – District 71
  • Joey Light, Wylie Independent School District
  • Forrest McMillan, Texas State Technical College
  • Delores Moore, Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Mary Ross, Workforce Solutions
  • Phil Schubert, Abilene Christian University
  • David Smith, Small Business Development Center
  • Col Joseph Kramer, 7th Bomb Wing – Dyess AFB
  • David Young, Abilene Independent School District
  • Col James Young, 317th Airlift Wing Dyess Air Force Base

*Denotes officer and the three board members selected by the chairman to make up the executive committee.

Additional Resources


Annual Report

Annually we produce a report to highlight the previous year’s accomplishments towards the goals set forth by the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

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Program of Work

The Chamber’s Board of Directors have outlined five specific organizational goals focused on delivering value to Chamber members and continuing to create a business friendly environment for all.

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