Leadership

Board of Directors

The Chair of the Chamber's Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 fiscal year is Ryan McGrath, Horning, Horning and McGrath. View the Chamber's 2016-2017 Board of Directors here. For more information about the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, contact Charlene Murdock, Executive Director, at (307) 682-3673 or charlenem@gillettechamber.com.


Committees

You can enhance your membership, expand your business network and help to improve the business environment in Campbell County by volunteering for one of the Chamber’s committees. Check out the committees listed below to determine which committee suits your interests. What are the responsibilities of a committee member? Read more on that here. Don’t see a committee that works for you? Additional committees and task forces can be formed upon approval from the Chamber Board of Directors. Contact Charlene Murdock, Executive Director, for more information at (307) 682-3673 or charlenem@gillettechamber.com.

Business Advocacy Committee

The Business Advocacy Committee (BAC) helps to determine the direction to be taken by the Chamber in local, county and state government, on behalf of more than 650 members. The committee compiles the annual Advocacy and Legislative Principles that outlines the Chamber’s position on the issues affecting the businesses in the community that is provided to the County’s state legislators prior to the upcoming legislative session. The BAC also hosts the Eggs & Issues breakfast held the first of the year, which provides an opportunity for the community to meet with state representatives and learn the issues on the plate for upcoming legislative sessions. For more information on committee member responsibilities, click here. Click here for elected official contact information.

The BAC meets the second Wednesday of every other month at noon in the Chamber Board Room. For more information about, contact Charlene Murdock, Business Advocacy and Volunteer Specialist, at (307) 682-3673 or charlenem@gillettechamber.com.

Energizers

Members of the Energizer Committee serve as the primary liaisons for the organization to its members. Highly visible in the business community, Energizers serve as a conduit for members to engage in the organization, as well as welcome them at Chamber functions. Energizer responsibilities include networking at Chamber events, attending ribbon cuttings and supporting projects in the business community. The Energizers meet the first Thursday of the month at noon – location varies. Application process and additional membership fee required. For more information, contact Charlene Murdock, Executive Director, at (307) 682-3673 or charlenem@gillettechamber.com.

Gillette Area Leadership Institute (GALI) Steering Committee

The Gillette Area Leadership Institute (GALI) Steering Committee sets the agendas and schedules of business for the GALI program. GALI Steering Committee members must have been through the program to sit on the committee. The GALI Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of the month at noon in the Chamber Board Room. For more information, contact Gail Lofing, IOM, Finance Director, at (307) 682-3673 or gaill@gillettechamber.com.

North East Wyoming Contractors Association (NEWCA)

If there is a bid or a project being built in the area, North East Wyoming Contractors Association (NEWCA) is the place to hear about it. The committee hosts the annual NEWCA Home Show and also offers a NEWCA Scholarship Program. Application process and additional membership fee required.

NEWCA meets the first Tuesday of the month (September-May) at noon in the Chamber Board Room. For more information, contact Charlene Murdock, Business Advocacy and Volunteer Specialist, at (307) 682-3673 or charlenem@gillettechamber.com.

Retail Committee

Local retailers and media are the volunteer members that make up the Retail Committee. This group of dynamic individuals helps the Chamber market member retailers, promotes shopping locally and good customer service, as well as encourages the expansion of retail businesses in the area. For more information on committee member responsibilities, click here.

The Retail Committee meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8 a.m. in the Chamber Board Room. For more information, contact Charlene Murdock, Business Advocacy and Volunteer Specialist, at (307) 682-3673 or charlenem@gillettechamber.com.  


Gillette Area Leadership Institute

The Gillette Area Leadership Institute (GALI) is a nine-month program designed to promote a better understanding of the community, build and enhance leadership skills, and develop a strong network of community leaders. The program provides Gillette and Campbell County with informed, dedicated individuals prepared to assume positions within the community and enhance quality of life for all. As the future leaders of Campbell County, GALI graduates frequently serve on boards and committees for organizations throughout the community. Participation in the program requires an application, tuition and review process— are available at the Chamber office beginning in May each year. For more information, contact Gail Lofing, IOM, Finance Director, at (307) 682-3673 or gaill@gillettechamber.com

GALI Class of 2015-2016

  • Mike Hollenback, Campbell County Tidbits
  • Nellie Nutting, Mary Kay
  • Terra Norton, Above the Line CPAs
  • Alexander Berger, The RT Cox Law Firm 
  • Felicia Messimer, Campbell County Health
  • Noamie J Niemitalo, Campbell County Health
  • Gerardo "John" Jimenez, Campbell County Government
  • Wendy Balo, Campbell County Public Works-Landfill
  • Debra Lind-Adsit, Campbell County Juvenile Probation
  • James R. Fox, Campbell County Fire Department
  • Nikki Nellermoe, Campbell County Fire Department
  • Rachel Pherson, First Interstate Bank
  • Lexie Burgess, Peabody Energy
  • Samantha Thompson, Basin Radio Network
  • Troy Tyrell, City of Gillette
  • Kristy Mollman, First Northern Bank
  • Amanda (Ame) Hoffman, First National Bank
  • Michelle Pierce, University of Wyoming