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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/Career Development and Women's Council. Reports to President/CEO.
kcardwell@elkhart.org

Education/Career Development Council
Women's Council
 


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


Merritt Dilts
Vice President Business Resources/ Center for Business Excellence
Assists companies in developing better processes. Liaison to OSHA and Technology Councils. Reports to President/CEO.
mdilts@elkhart.org

Center for Business Excellence/MIchiana Lean Network
OSHA Council
Technology Council

Contact Merritt Dilts
574-293-3209 x 121


Amy Goll
Executive Administrative Assistant
Performs scheduling, administrative, meeting planning, confidential secretarial duties in assisting the President of the Chamber and the Board of Directors.  Performs general office duties in support of the Chamber as a whole.  Reports to Vice President Administration.
agoll@elkhart.org


Contact Amy Goll
574-293-1531 ext 101


Kay House-Clark
Vice President Communications
Oversees Communications department. Maintains membership database.  Liaison to Transportation, Environmental and Young Professionals Councils. Reports to President/CEO
kay@elkhart.org

Environmental Council
Transportation Council
Young Professionals Council

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


Levon Johnson
President/CEO
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.
ljohnson@elkhart.org
Contact Levon Johnson
(574) 293-1531 ext. 120


Andy Jones
Director of Downtown Development
Primary contact and advocate for businesses in downtown Elkhart. Works with existing companies on ways to make their businesses more successful in Downtown Elkhart. Helps new downtown companies find a successful place. Reports to the Chamber President/CEO
ajones@elkhart.org
Contact Andy Jones
(574) 293-1531 ext. 128


Ginger Lyons
Director of Member Engagement
Establishes and executes retention and collection programs for the Chamber.  Assists members in connecting with Chamber programs, services and involvement.  Coordinates Biz-Ness After Hours/Biz-Ness Luncheons and ribbon cuttings.Liaison to the Ambassadors and Economic Development/Legislative Affairs Councils. Reports to President/CEO.
glyons@elkhart.org

Ambassadors Council
Economic Development | Legislative Affairs
Contact Ginger Lyons
(574) 293-1531 ext. 134


Rolf Preibisch
Accounting Assistant
Handles account receivables and payables. Works with Accounting Manager on Chamber’s and CBE’s financials. Reports to Vice President Administration.
rpreibisch@elkhart.org
Contact Rolf Preibisch
(574) 293-1531 ext. 130


Melissa Ramey
Director of Business Development
Responsible for sales of new memberships and major events including Annual Meeting, Golf Outing and Biz-Ness Expo. Liaison to Business Recognition and Leadership Councils. Reports to President/CEO.
mramey@elkhart.org

Business Recognition Council
Leadership Council
 
Contact Melissa Ramey
(574) 293-1531 x 141


Rebecca Rea
Receptionist/Admin Support
Answers telephones, assists visitors and disseminates information.  Scheduling and preparation of meeting rooms. Handles all mail procedures and Fax broadcast scheduling and sending. Reports to Vice President Administration.
rrea@elkhart.org
Contact Rebecca Rea
(574) 293-1531 ext. 136




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