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, accounting/financials and management of the front office and communication systems. Liaison to Business Recognition, Education/Career Development and Women’s Council.
Contact Kathy Cardwell, IOM
574-293-1531 ext. 122
Vice President Business Resources / Center for Business Excellence
Works with small & medium sized businesses and non-for-profits on continuous improvement process. The work includes leadership training, team building, wasteful practice elimination, and creating increased efficiency. Amongst the tools utilized are DiSC and Six Sigma. Liaison to OSHA and Technology Councils.
Contact Merritt Dilts
574-293-3209 x 121
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.
Contact Amy Goll
574-293-1531 ext 101
Vice President Communications
Oversees Communications, including print, social media, media releases, and website. Maintains membership database. Liaison to Environmental, Transportation, and Young Professional Councils.
Contact Kay House-Clark
(574) 293-1531 ext. 138
Oversees research, development, and implementation of strategic planning to address the priorities as identified by the Board of Directors. Directs operations of the Chamber to carry out programs of work to meet the members’ needs. Acts as a chief spokesperson for the Greater Elkhart business community in areas that are supported by Board and Council policies. Serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors.
Contact Levon Johnson
(574) 293-1531 ext. 120
Director of Downtown Development
Primary contact and advocate for businesses in downtown Elkhart. Works with new and existing companies on ways to make their businesses more successful in Downtown Elkhart. Works as the Chamber liaison to the Downtown Merchants Alliance. Part of the Chamber sales team. Liaison to Economic Development Council.
Contact Andy Jones
(574) 293-1531 ext. 128
Director of Member Engagement
Establishes and executes retention and collection programs for the Chamber. Assists members in connecting with Chamber programs, services and involvement. Oversees member platinum, gold and silver sponsorships. Liaison to Ambassadors and Legislative Affairs Councils.
Contact Ginger Lyons
(574) 293-1531 ext. 134
Events and Marketing
Supports Chamber Staff with council events and programs. Works on projects to market the Chamber and Chamber members. Responsible for digital and video content that promotes our members. Liaison to Business Diversity Initiative.
Contact Carolina Pagán
(574) 293-1531 ext. 108
Handles account receivables and payables and event registration. Works with Accounting Manager/Contracted Services Support on Chamber’s and CBE’s financials.
Contact Rolf Preibisch
(574) 293-1531 ext. 130
Director of Business Development
Assists members in connecting with Chamber programs, services and involvement. Is a member of the sales team, with specific focus on new memberships. Coordinates Annual Meeting, Business Expo and Golf Outing. Liaison to Leadership Council.
Contact Melissa Ramey
(574) 293-1531 x 141
Receptionist/ Administrative Support
Initial contact in communicating with visitors to the Chamber. Oversees scheduling and preparation of meeting rooms. Handles all outgoing and incoming mail. Support staff to CBE. Performs general office duties in support of the Chamber as a whole.
Contact Rebecca Rea
(574) 293-1531 ext. 136
Elkhart County Startup Moxie Program Director
Oversees the recruitment, curriculum development, lesson planning, events, and daily class activities for students enrolled in Startup Moxie Elkhart County. Responsible for recruitment of mentors and guest speakers. Serves as the chief fundraiser for the program.
Contact Lizzie Sheets