Abilene Chamber Announces 2023-2024 Organizational Leadership

October 2, 2023

The Abilene Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 leadership of the Chamber Board of Directors effective Oct. 1, 2023. The Chamber’s Executive Committee will be led by Chair, Kelly Jay, Texas Media, Inc.; Chair Elect, Kelsi Mangrem, Holland Hearing Center; and Past Chair, Laura Moore, The Grace Museum.

Michael Hernandez, Ben E. Keith Beverages; Will Dugger, Jacob & Martin, Ltd.; and Alan Hartmann, Hartmann’s Inc. will serve a one-year term on the Chamber’s Executive Committee along with the officers.

The Chamber’s Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the Big Country business community who invest their time, resources, and expertise to support the Chamber, its members and mission.

Additional business leaders that represent the Chamber Board are:


  • Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau: Donna Long-Wolfer, About Face Skin Care
  • Abilene Cultural Affairs Council: Pam Tippen
  • Abilene Regional Growth Alliance: Shaun Martin, Atmos Energy
  • Abilene Young Professionals: Allison Alvarez, Arrow Ford
  • Business Advocacy Council: Mitch Barnett, Barnett & Hill
  • Hispanic Business Council: Ricardo Gutierrez, RGF Insurance Agency
  • Leadership: Adam Lancaster, CCSB – Coleman County State Bank
  • Military Affairs Committee: Greg Blair, AEP Texas


  • Tiffany Gutierrez, Motis Investments, LLC
  • Rachel Lantrip, Texas State Technical College
  • Amanda O’Connor, Cypress Street Station
  • Brandon Osborne, Abilene Youth Sports Authority
  • Rick Waldraff, Goodwill – West Texas
  • Sabrina Williams, Optimum


  • David Bailey, First Financial Bank
  • Matt Beard, Maverick Saw Cutting & Core Drilling
  • Brad Benham, Hendrick Medical Center Foundation
  • Ted Evans, Lone Star Dry Goods
  • Shanna Kevill, Arrow Ford
  • Keith White, DATROO Technologies, LLC


  • Will Dugger, Jacob & Martin, Ltd.
  • Ken Hogan, Abilene Association of Realtors
  • Doug McIntyre, Hardin-Simmons University
  • Mike Perez, Abilene Environmental Landfill, Inc.
  • Kimberly Prater, Gary’s Floral
  • Fran Stone-Beale – A-Town Cleaners

EX_OFFICIO (Non-Voting):

  • Eric Bruntmyer, Hardin-Simmons University
  • Phil Crowley, Taylor County Judge
  • Heather Hicks, Cisco College
  • Robert Hanna, Abilene City Manager
  • Sandra Harper, McMurry University
  • Linda Hinshaw, Abilene State Supported Living Center
  • Stan Lambert, State Representative – District 71
  • Col Thomas Lankford, 317th Airlift Wing Commander – Dyess AFB
  • Joey Light, Wylie Independent School District
  • Justin Price, Texas State Technical College
  • Delores Moore, Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Mary Ross, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas
  • Phil Schubert, Abilene Christian University
  • David Smith, Small Business Development Center
  • Col Seth Spanier, 7th Bomb Wing Commander – Dyess AFB
  • David Young, Abilene Independent School District

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