Chamber Staff

The Greater Elkhart Chamber's professional team is here to meet your business needs.


Kathy Cardwell, IOM
Vice President Administration

Oversees internal operations of the Chamber, administrative support to all departments, human resource functions, research, accounting/financials and management of the front office and communication systems.  Liaison to Education Council. Reports to President/CEO.

Education Council

Contact Kathy Cardwell, IOM
574-293-1531 ext. 122


Shane Frost
Communications Specialist
Coordinate the Chamber news magazine,  the weekly email newsbrief and monitor and maintain the Chamber’s social media presence. Liaison to Young Professionals Council. Reports to Vice President Communications.

Young Professionals Council

Contact Shane Frost


Kyle Hannon, IOM
Oversees operations of the Chamber at the direction of the Board, to carry out programs of work to meet the members’ needs.  Serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors.
Contact Kyle Hannon, IOM
(574) 293.1531 ext. 120


Kay House-Clark
Building Manager/Support
In charge of building maintenance, office machine and vendor contracts, building security.  Maintains membership database and provides office & membership support.  Liaison to Transportation Council. Reports to Vice President Administration.

Transportation Council
Contact Kay House-Clark
(574) 293-1531 ext. 138


Claudia Meenan, IOM
Member Services Director
Establishes and executes retention and collection programs for the Chamber.  Assists members in connecting with Chamber programs, services and involvement.  Liaison to the Ambassadors and Women’s Council. Reports to Vice President Development.

Ambassadors Council
Women's Council
Contact Claudia Meenan, IOM
(574) 293-1531 ext. 134


Bridget O'Toole
Accounting Manager

Handles all account receivables and payables along with the Chamber and NCI’s financials. Reports to Vice President Administration.

Contact Bridget O'Toole
(574) 293-1531 ext. 139


Denise Polachek, IOM
Vice President Development
Responsible for membership development, retention, events, seminars, marketing and new product/service development for the Chamber. Coordinates Annual Meeting, Biz-Ness Expo and other events. Liaison to Annual Outing, Leadership and Young Professionals Councils. Reports to President/CEO.

Annual Outing Council
Leadership Academy/Council

Contact Denise Polachek, IOM
(574) 293-1531 ext. 132


Rolf Prebeisch
Accounting Assistant
Handles account receivables and payables. Works with Accounting Manager on Chamber’s and NCI’s financials. Reports to Accounting Manager and Vice President Administration.
Contact Rolf Prebeisch
(574) 293-1531 ext. 130


Jim Walsh
Vice President Business Technology Improvement/ NCI Operations
Assists companies in developing better manufacturing processes. Liaison to OSHA and Technology Council. Reports to President/CEO.

OSHA Council
Technology Council
Contact Jim Walsh
(574) 293-1531 ext. 121

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