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Who We Are

The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce is a business leadership organization - governed by a 15 member Board of Directors, run by a talented staff of 4 and supported by community investors.

2016 Executive Committee

Jonna Walton, President Elect

Jonna Hunt

Jeffrey Strickler

Jeff Strickler
Vice President
UNC Health Care

Jason Richmond, President

Jason Richmond
Past President
Protected PC

Tori Williams Reid, Treasurer

Tori Williams Reid
Sentry Property Management, LLC

2016 Directors

Jennifer Warren
Jennifer Warren
Warren-Hay, Mechanical Contractors

Not Pictured: 
David Baum, WHUP 104.7
Alison Nichols Clapper
, Maple View Farm
Penny Gluck, Durham Technical Community College

In addition to our Board of Directors, volunteers serve as Ambassadors and play a supportive role in strategic direction of the Chamber's membership services. Ambassadors serve as representatives of the Chamber both in the community as well as directly with member businesses. 

Trevor Barhydt,
Conscious Business Solutions
Michelle Campbell,
Time Value Accounting & Business Services
Denise Carrillo,
Frontier Business Edge
Adam Cloninger
, UNC Health Care

Emilee Collins, Collins Design-Build
Sarah Hamlett, SUMMIT Design and Engineering
Rachel Hawkins, Piedmont Electric
Raul Herrera,
Sierra Pacific Mortgage
Bessie Mbadugha
, The Expedition School

John Tatreau
, Keller-Williams

Sara Stephens
Chief Executive Officer
Sara, a 7th generation Orange County native, is the Hillsborough Chamber's first CEO. After attending Orange Public Schools, Sara earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Peace College and Masters of Library Science degree from North Carolina Central University. Sara's professional experience includes over 13 years of sales, marketing and customer relations for various organizations in the Triangle. Sara is passionate about developing and maintaining a strong Chamber that members are proud of.

Kim Tesoro

Program Development Director
A resident of Orange County since 1993, Kim comes to the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce with a goal to improve the organization's ability to benefit its membership and create new opportunity in Hillsborough. While Kim is a native North Carolinian, her undergraduate work in Marketing & Business Management was completed at Mississippi College and Hinds Community College. Her professional background includes sales, marketing and purchasing for numerous corporations.