Who’s Who of Asheville serving on Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce 2012-13 board

Jason Sandford

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Press release here:

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce has named its 2012-2013 board of directors and appointed Linda Brandt of LB Marketing Services as chair.

In addition to Brandt as Chair, the following were named as the Chamber’s executive committee:

• Dana Stonestreet, HomeTrust Bank, First Vice Chair

• Ben Hamrick, Johnson, Price & Sprinkle, Second Vice Chair

• LaVoy Spooner, AT&T, Immediate Past Chairman

• Tracy Buchanan, CarePartners, Secretary

• Suzanne DeFerie, Asheville Savings Bank, Treasurer/Vice Chair Economic Development

• Kit Cramer, President & CEO of the Asheville Chamber

• Michelle Rippon, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, Legal Counsel

• Pat Carver, First Citizens, Chair of the Audit Committee

The following members will serve on the executive committee as department vice chairs:

• Himanshu Karvir, Holiday Inn Biltmore West, Vice Chair for the Convention and Visitors Bureau

• John Miles, integritive, Inc., Vice Chair for Member Services and Communications

• David Phillips, Pike Real Estate Development, Vice Chair for Public Policy

• Carol Rovello, Strategic Workplace Solutions, Vice Chair for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Rounding out the 2012-2013 Chamber Board of Directors are:

• Mark Treffinger, Linamar

• Mike Rangel, Asheville Pizza & Brew

• Lach Zemp, Roberts & Stevens

• Martha Thompson, Progress Energy

• Chris Silliman, First Restoration Services

• Lou Bissette, McGuire, Wood & Bissette

• Darryl Hart, Hart Funeral Service

• Carolyn Coward, Van Winkle Law Firm

• Dr. Hank Dunn, A-B Tech

• Hunter Goosmann, Education and Research Consortium of the Western Carolinas

• Stefan Magura, Blue Ridge Bone & Joint Clinic, P.A.

• Andrew Nagle, A-B Emblem

• Dr. Ron Paulus, Mission Health System

• Robby Russell, Wachovia Bank

Ex-Officio voting members are:

• K. Ray Bailey, Buncombe County Commissioner

• Ron Morin, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa

• Ben VanCamp, Asheville-Buncombe Regional Sports Commission

Ex-Officio Non-Voting Members are:

• Terry Bellamy, Mayor, City of Asheville

• David Gantt, Chairman, Buncombe County Commission

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Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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