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 (

2017 Executive Committee

Jonna Hunt - 2013

Jennifer Warren - 2015
Vice President

Warren-Hay, Mechanical Contractors

Jeff Strickler - 2014
UNC Health Care

2017 Directors

Denise Carrillo - 2017
Frontier Business Edge

Chad Collins - 2017
Collins Design Build

Raul Herrera - 2017
Sierra Pacific Mortgage

Jill McCullough - 2014
Performance Automall

Allison Nichols-Clapper - 2016
Maple View Farm

Andre Richmond - 2015
Orange County Sheriff's Office

Carter Riley - 2016
RSVP Events

Dr. Todd Wirt - 2017
Orange County Schools
Indira M. Everett - Interim
Duke Energy


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.
Mark Bateman, Hot Tin Roof
Rachel Hawkins, Hoof Beat Farms
Chris Johnson, Brand Builderz
Bessie Mbadugha
, The Expedition School
Danny Reynolds, Service Master Restoration & Cleaning

John Tatreau, Keller-Williams Realty
Jim McNeely, ServPro of South Durham & Orange Counties
Eric Douglas, State Farm
Lindsley Bowen, Downtown Hillsborough Merchants
Dani Black, Hillsborough Restaurants & Bars


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.

Amy Wilmoth
Communications and Member Services Specialist