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
UNC Health Care
Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave, Merritt and Rainsford, P.C.
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.
Ceicily Artis, Toshiba Business Solutions
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
Gayle Merrill, Hillsborough Chamber
John Tatreau, Keller-Williams
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.
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.