• Members of our Team
  • Max Hersey President, & Director
  • Joanne Frost-Trimper, VP & Director
  • Nick Foote, Advocacy Chair & Director
  • Julie White, Secretary Treasurer & Director
  • Randy Peck, Director at Large
  • Mani Chakrabarty, Director at Large

  • Charles Batstone, Advisor
  • Dan White, CEO

President: The individual responsible for overseeing the Board of Directors and the Chamber operations. (The Council)

Vice President: The individual who supports the President and may assume their duties in their absence. They work closely with the President and other members of the organization to assist in making important decisions and carrying out various responsibilities.

Advocacy Chair: The individual in charge of leading and coordinating advocacy efforts on behalf of the organization. They work to promote the organization’s mission, engage with stakeholders, and advocate for specific causes or issues.

Secretary Treasurer: The individual responsible for managing administrative tasks, record-keeping, and financial matters of the organization. They maintain minutes of meetings, handle correspondence, and oversee financial transactions.

Director at Large: An individual serving on the organization’s board of directors, responsible for providing guidance and making decisions related to the organization’s overall direction and governance.

CEO (Chief Executive Officer): The highest-ranking executive in an organization, responsible for overseeing all aspects of its operations, implementing strategies, and making critical decisions. The CEO reports to the board of directors and is accountable for the organization’s success. The CEO is not an appointed position by the Director and does not run for election as a Director. This ensures continuity of operations. All other Directors are run for election annually.


Chairman vs CEO vs President

It begins with the members who elect a board of directors to govern the company strategically, kind of like a group of wise old owls perched at the top of the tree.

The board of directors has a couple of key roles. They appoint a chairman, who’s essentially the head honcho of the board. The chairman is like the ringmaster, making sure the board meetings run smoothly and everyone stays on track. They set the agendas and lead the directors in their strategic decision-making.

But the board doesn’t stop there. They also hire the CEO, who’s responsible for managing the overall operations and resources of the company. The CEO is like the captain of the ship, steering the company towards success.

So, to recap: members appoint the board, the board appoints the chairman and hires the CEO.

Effective leadership isn’t about status or power trips. It’s about having a clear vision, communicating it effectively, and empowering excellence at every level. It’s about aligning teams towards a common purpose and developing a culture of collaboration and innovation.