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, Transportation, and Young Professional Councils.

Environmental Council
Transportation Council
Young Professionals Council

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

Levon Johnson

Levon Johnson

President/CEO

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

Andy Jones

Andy Jones

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.

Economic Development Council

Contact Andy Jones
(574) 293-1531 ext. 128

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 and Legislative Affairs Councils.

Ambassadors Council
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.  Liaison to Business Diversity Initiative.

Business Diversity Initiative

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

Melissa Ramey

Melissa Ramey

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.

Leadership Council

Contact Melissa Ramey
(574) 293-1531 x 141

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

Lizzie Sheets

Lizzie Sheets

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
(219) 616-1804

Chamber Events

May 13

Leadership Academy Graduation 2020

May 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Jun 22

Golf Outing 2020

June 22 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm