Our Team

Leadership

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

Executive Committee

  • Chair – Rusty Strodtman, Columbia Mall
  • Chair-Elect – David Nivens, Midwest Computech
  • Past Chair – Kit Stolen, Providence Bank
  • Treasurer & Finance & Administration Division Chair – Judy Starr, Central Bank of Boone County
  • Women’s Network Division – Erica Pefferman, The Business Times Company
  • Lindsay Young-Lopez, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
  • Mike Grellner, Plaza Commercial Realty
  • Jay Lindner, Forum Development Group
  • Matt McCormick, Columbia Chamber of Commerce

Ex-Officio Members

  • Dan Atwill, Presiding Commissioner, Boone County
  • Stacey Button, REDI President
  • Dr. Scott Dalrymple, President, Columbia College
  • Dr. Hank Foley, Interim Chancellor, University of Missouri
  • Dr. Jeff Lashley, Moberly Area Community College
  • Dr. Dianne Lynch, President, Stephens College
  • Mike Matthes, City Manager, City of Columbia
  • Matt McCormick, Chamber President
  • Dr. Peter Stiepleman, Superintendent, Columbia Public Schools
  • Brian Treece, Mayor, City of Columbia
  • Dr. Bruce Walker, President, Centennial Investors

Board Members

  • Nick Allen, Manor Roofing & Restoration
  • Kathleen Bruegenhemke, Hawthorn Bank
  • Emily Clapp, Veterans United Home Loans
  • Tim Crockett, Crockett Engineering Consultants, LLC
  • Kevin Czaicki, CenturyLink
  • Katie Essing, The District
  • Mike Grellner, Plaza Commercial Realty
  • Matt Garrett, KOMU 8 & Mid Missouri’s CW
  • Jennifer Hedrick, Simon Oswald Architecture
  • Shirley Johnson, Missouri Employers Mutual
  • Jay Lindner, Forum Development Group
  • Jessica Macy, New Chapter Coaching, LLC
  • Sherry Major, Columbia EDP Center, Inc.
  • Matt Moore, Shelter Insurance Companies-Main Office
  • David Nivens, Midwest Computech
  • Erica Pefferman, The Business Times Company
  • Jim Sinek, Boone Hospital Center
  • Judy Starr, Central Bank of Boone County
  • Kit Stolen, Providence Bank
  • Tom Trabue, THHinc McClure Engineering Company
  • Gary Ward, University of Missouri
  • Andy Waters
  • Teresa White, MFA Oil Company
  • Matt Williams, Landmark Bank
  • Lindsay Young-Lopez, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri

Board of Advisors

  • Ameren Missouri
  • Boone Electric Cooperative
  • Boone Hospital Center
  • Central Bank of Boone County
  • City of Columbia
  • City of Columbia-Water & Light
  • Clear Vision Development Group
  • Columbia Board of Education
  • Columbia College
  • Columbia Daily Tribune / Tribune Publishing Co.
  • Columbia Insurance Group
  • Commerce Bank
  • Country Club of Missouri
  • First Midwest Bank
  • First State Community Bank
  • Hawthorn Bank
  • Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel Boonville
  • JES Holdings, LLC
  • Joe Machens Dealerships
  • KOMU 8 & Mid Missouri’s CW
  • Landmark Bank
  • Mediacom
  • Missouri Credit Union
  • Missouri Employers Mutual
  • Naught-Naught Insurance Agency
  • Shelter Insurance Companies-Main Office
  • State Farm – Columbia Operations Center
  • Stephens College
  • The Bank of Missouri
  • The Insurance Group
  • U.S. Bank
  • UMB Bank
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri Health Care
  • Veterans United Home Loans
  • William Woods University
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