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Board of Directors

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Melissa Oliver, Chair
YMCA of the Triangle

Justin Byars, Chair Elect
First Citizens Bank

Pandora Holloway, Secretary

Tommy Sims, Treasurer
All Start Waste Services

Robert Doreauk, Immediate Past Chair

Board of Directors

Mo Ahumada
AAMCO Transmission and Total Car Care

Paula Anderson
Southern Cruise & Travel

Douglas Ball
Ball Rentals

Mark Berube
Fonville Morisey Realty

Lillian Davis
Strategic Behavioral Center

Matt Davis
State Farm

Julio Gomez
La Cocina Mexican Restaurant

Buddy Gupton
Jones Insurance


Dena McDonald
Alossi Renewal Spa

Jennifer Neighbors
WakeMed Health & Hospitals

Scott Sides
Accentuate Staffing

Ronnie Thompson
TT&E Iron & Metal, Inc.

Mary Elizabeth Twiddy
Edward Jones

Timothy Walker
South Garner High School

Josh Whitaker
McCullers, Whitaker & Hamer

Board members meet to address the most pressing issues facing the Garner business community. The Board of Directors works at a high level to ensure the Chamber effectively serves as the voice for Garner business.


Board of Directors Expectations

Attend Board of Directors meetings.
Vote on issues concerning Chamber operations and positions.
Attend as many Chamber functions as feasible.
Sell tickets and solicit auction items for the annual reverse raffle.
Support the Chamber.


Signature Events

CONNECT Leadership/Economic Development Conference. A half day conference held in Garner in August.
Awards Gala/Annual Meeting, typically the last Thursday evening in September.
Reverse Raffle/Auction/Taste of the Town, typically a Friday evening in March.

Other Annual Events

Women in Business
Golf Tournament
Broadway Voices concert series


Monthly Events

Business Exchange Breakfast
Business After Hours


Board members are encouraged to attend ribbon cuttings when practical.

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