Leadership

Board of Directors

The chair of the Chamber's board of directors the 2014-2015 fiscal year is Cary Martin. View the Chamber's 2013-2014 Board of Directors here. For more information about the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce board of directors, contact Julie Simon, IOM, Chamber president and CEO, at (307) 682-3673 or julies@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 President Julie Simon, IOM, for more information at (307) 682-3673 or julies@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.

The BAC meets the second Wednesday of every other month at noon in the Chamber Board Room. For more information about, contact Katie Alo, IT and Design Specialist, at (307) 682-3673 or katiea@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 Terry Sjolin, Media Relations, at (307) 682-3673 or terrys@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, vice president of finance, 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 honors industry businesses with the NEWCA Awards. This committee also offers a NEWCA Scholarship Program. Application process and additional membership fee required.

NEWCA meets the first Thursday of the month (September-May) at noon in the Chamber Board Room. For more information, contact Katie Alo, IT & Design Specialist, at (307) 682-3673 or katiea@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. The committee runs the Gillette is the Place to Bee program, which features a holiday promotion and the Customer Service Certification program. For more information on committee member responsibilities, click here.

The Retail Committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at 8 a.m. in the Chamber Board Room. For more information, contact Kaare Sigvartsen, Business Sales Associate, at (307) 682-3673 or kaares@gillettechamber.com.


Gillette Area Leadership Institute

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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, Vice President of Finance, at (307) 682-3673 or gaill@gillettechamber.com

Chamber Announces GALI Class for 2013-2014

  • Jina Anderson, First Interstate Bank
  • Roxann, Backer, United Way of Campbell County
  • Sandra Bott, Cam-Plex
  • Michelle Butler, Cloud Peak Evergy
  • Benjamin Connolly, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Makayla Cooper, First National Bank of Gillette
  • Barbara Craig, Town of Wright
  • Denise Fuller, District Court
  • Lacey Henningsen, Campbell County Memorial Hospital
  • Bob Hollander, Wellness 4 Life
  • Sherry Johnson, Powder River Dental Associates
  • Monica Knievel, L & J Operating Inc.
  • Shay Lundvall, FourFront Design
  • Annie Mayfield, City of Gillette
  • Ivy McGowan, Campbell County Government
  • Angie Morfeld, Campbell County Abstract
  • Geno Palazzari, City of Gillette
  • Todd Seders, Collins Communications Inc.
  • Rebecca Steffen, Campbell County Library
  • Audra Stumbaugh, Powder River Dental Associates
  • Paul Tolman, Campbell County Memorial Hospital
  • Tyler Watts, Security State Bank

Chamber Graduates 26th Gillette Area Leadership Institute Class

  • Matt Baker, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Tara Beard, First Interstate Bank
  • Cory Bryngelson, Pacificorp, Wyodak Power Plant
  • P.J. Burns, Campbell County Chamber of Commerce
  • Tonja Cale, First National Bank of Gillette
  • Richard Cisneros, Powder River Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Kendra Como, Campbell County
  • Jordan Fischer, Jordan’s Fine Western Dining
  • Ryan Gross, Security State Bank
  • Vicki Gunderson, Cloud Peak Energy
  • Chrissy Herrera, Town of Wright
  • Molly Hoon-Hanks, Daly, Davidson & Sorenson, LLC
  • Cheryl Kenitzer, Casey Peterson & Associate, Ltd
  • Donna Lhotak-Crippen, Joint Powers Fire Board
  • Shilo Lundvall, Arch Coal Inc.
  • Tami Maher, Above The Line Certified Public Accountants
  • Anthony Miller, Collins Communications Inc./ Energizers
  • Romona Nolan, Gillette College
  • Holly Schamber, Powder River Dental Associates
  • Paula Steiger, Shuck Bennett & Weber, LLP
  • Jim Wenzel, City of Gillette