First Choice, Primary Voice

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, and supported by community investors.

All photos courtesy of Cesar Carrasco (http://www.cesarcarrasco.com/).


2017 Executive Committee

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Jonna Hunt - 2013
President
BB&T

Jennifer
Jennifer Warren - 2015
Vice President

Warren-Hay, Mechanical Contractors

Jeff
Jeff Strickler - 2014
Treasurer
UNC Health Care


2017 Directors

Denise
Denise Carrillo - 2017
Frontier Business Edge

Chad
Chad Collins - 2017
Collins Design Build

Raul
Raul Herrera - 2017
Sierra Pacific Mortgage

Jill
Jill McCullough - 2014
Performance Automall

Allison
Allison Nichols-Clapper - 2016
Maple View Farm

Andre
Andre Richmond - 2015
Orange County Sheriff's Office

Carter
Carter Riley - 2016
RSVP Events

Todd
Dr. Todd Wirt - 2017
Orange County Schools

Ambassadors

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. 

Ginny Kirk Andrews,
Summit Design & Engineering
Ashleylayne Bell, BB&T
David Brooks,
Triangle Area Polo Club
Cesar Carrasco,
On the Edge NC
Adam Cloninger
, UNC Health Care

Ravonda Cole, CMIT Solutions of Chapel Hill
Matt Deitz, Borough Business Builders
Mich Faulkner, Faulkner's Dance & Gymnastics, Inc.
Len Fuqua, Hot Tin Roof
Rachel HawkinsHoof Beat Farms
Chris Johnson, Brand Builderz

Bessie Mbadugha
, The Expedition School

Danny Reynolds, Service Master Restoration & Cleaning
John Tatreau, Keller-Williams Realty

 

Kim Tesoro
Chief Executive Officer

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.

Shari Metzger
Member Services Coordinator

A North Carolina native, Shari has lived in Hillsborough since 2001.  Shari is excited to be at the chamber to help members connect with each other and the public. Shari studied economics at Wake Forest University and her graduate degree is from George Mason University. Her professional experience includes teaching, writing and editing, and owning a small business. 

Korie Dean
Communications Assistant

Korie joined the Chamber staff in June 2016 as a summer intern. That August, she was hired as the Communications Assistant. Korie will graduate from Orange High School in June 2017. After graduation, she will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to major in Public Policy. Korie has greatly enjoyed her time with the Chamber and is excited for what the future holds.