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

Kathy Cardwell, IOM

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.

Business Recognition Council
Education/Career Development Council
Women’s Council

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

Merritt Dilts

Merritt Dilts

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.

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

Contact Merritt Dilts
574-293-3209 x 121

Amy Goll

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.

Contact Amy Goll
574-293-1531 ext 101

Kay House-Clark

Kay House-Clark

Vice President Communications

Oversees Communications, including print, social media, media releases, and website. Maintains membership database.  Liaison to Environmental and Transportation Councils.

Environmental Council
Transportation Council

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

Levon Johnson

Levon Johnson


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

Ginger Lyons

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. Oversees member platinum, gold and silver sponsorships. Liaison to Ambassadors, Leadership, and Legislative Affairs Councils.

Ambassadors Council
Leadership Academy
Legislative Affairs Council

Contact Ginger Lyons
(574) 293-1531 ext. 134

Carolina Pagán

Carolina Pagán

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.  Coordinates Annual Meeting, Business Expo and Golf Outing. Liaison to Business Diversity Initiative and the Young Professionals Council.

Business Diversity Initiative
Young Professionals Council

Contact Carolina Pagán
(574) 293-1531 ext. 108

Rolf Preibisch

Rolf Preibisch

Accounting Assistant

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

Rebecca Rea

Rebecca Rea

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

Chamber Events

Sat 30

Third House Meeting 1/2021

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Feb 02

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Training – 2/2021

February 2 @ 8:00 am - February 3 @ 5:00 pm
Feb 12

Third House Meeting 2/2021

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Feb 17

OSHA Council Event – Emergency Action Planning

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mar 02

OSHA 20 Hour General Industry Training – 3/2021

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 5:00 pm