Chamber Staff

Matt

Matt McCormick, IOM, CCE

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Lily E. White

Mark

Mark Bauer

Chad

Chad Massman

Caitlin

Caitlin Ferguson

Jade Poe

Jade Poe

Jamie Martin

Jamie Martin

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Jazmyn Drake

Lakeela

Lakeela Mings

Leadership

The Columbia Chamber of Commerce is led by volunteers serving on the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs.

Executive Committee

  • Chair – Michele Batye, Dave Griggs Flooring America
  • Chair-Elect – Eric Morrison, Sundvold Financial
  • Past Chair – Gary Ward, Love Columbia
  • Treasurer – Tim Howald, Columbia Insurance Group
  • Women’s Network Division – Liz Townsend Bird, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
  • Workforce Development Division – Jeff Lashley, Moberly Area Community College
  • Stacye Smith, Shelter Insurance Companies
  • Matt McCormick, Columbia Chamber of Commerce
  • Erica Pefferman, COMO Magazine/Columbia Marketing Group

Ex-Officio Members

  • Justin Aldred, Presiding Commissioner, Boone County
  • Stacey Button, President, REDI
  • Dr. David Russell, President, Columbia College
  • Sarah Chinniah, University of Missouri
  • De’Carlon Seewood, City Manager, City of Columbia
  • David Nivens, President, Fair Missouri Foundation
  • Dr. Dianne Lynch, President, Stephens College
  • Matt McCormick, President, Columbia Chamber of Chamber
  • Dr. Brian Yearwood, Superintendent, Columbia Public Schools
  • Barbara Buffaloe, Mayor, City of Columbia
  • Gene Gerke, Centennial Investors
  • Steve Guthrie, Centennial Investors

Board Members

  • Liz Townsend Bird, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
  • Jeff Lashley, Moberly Area Community College
  • Krista Kippenberger, Shelter Insurance – Krista Kippenberger Agency
  • Wende Wagner, The Missouri Symphony 
  • Caleb Colbert, The Law Firm of Haden & Colbert
  • Nickie Davis, The District
  • Jon Ihler, MFA Oil Company
  • Dr. Sahba Jalali, Advanced Vision
  • Jonathan Verdejo, Blue Diamond Events
  • Adonica Coleman, A2D Events
  • Tim Howald, Columbia Insurance Group
  • Troy Greer, Boone Health
  • Aric Jarvis, The Broadway/The Roof
  • Mike Ireland, Bank of Missouri
  • Nikki McGruder, MU Health Care
  • Stacye Smith, Shelter Insurance Companies
  • Erica Pefferman, COMO Magazine/Columbia Marketing Group
  • Mat Gass, Burrell Behavioral Health
  • Joe Miller, First State Community Bank
  • Dr. Christine Woods, Crowned Counseling
  • Sarah Dubbert, Commerce Bank
  • Matt Boyd, QuesTec
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