Plano Chamber Announces 2020 Board of Directors

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February 06, 2020
2020 Board of Directors (© Scott Peek Photography)

Plano Chamber Announces 2020 Board of Directors

PLANO, TX – February 6, 2020 – The Plano Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to welcome our 2020 Board of Directors. These individuals were selected on an application basis or as an elected position associated with a Plano Chamber program. 
 
Leading the Board of Directors as 2020 Chair of the Board will be Lissa Smith, Community Relations Advisor for FedEx Office. Smith joined the Plano Chamber Board of Directors in 2018 and has previously served as Board Chair-Elect.
 
The leadership team for 2020 includes Chair of the Board – Lissa Smith (FedEx Office), Chair-Elect – Steve McSwain (ARTA Travel), Vice Chair – Emily Zoog (Veritex Community Bank), Treasurer – David Downs (Downs Fischer Financial), Secretary – Debra Austin (Chaos2Results Business Coaching), Director Designee – Michael Lawson (The Boeing Company), Immediate Past Board Chair – LaMonte Thomas (Cigna), and Plano Chamber President & CEO – Kelle Marsalis. 

We would like to thank the members of our 2019 Board of Directors who have rolled off the board for 2020. These include Jeff Beckley (Beckley CPA, PC), Donna Bender (The Donna Bender Company), Joe Camarena (Realty Executives Marketplace), Nick Goellner (LegacyTexas), Sandy Haire (Medical City Plano), Pete Patel (Krypton Solutions), Amanda Rockow (University of Texas at Dallas), Jesse Sanchez (Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union), Ron Schoof (Carpet Direct), Dawn Wolverton (Rent-A-Center), and Rachel Yzaguirre (City of Plano). 

Joining the Executive Committee, listed above, will be the board of directors and advisory board.
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Daniel Amendola
Hilti North America
Chair, Young Professionals of Plano
 

Nancy Baldwin
Freelance Writer/Editor

Joan Calhoun
Iberia Bank
 
Joan Cetera
Frito-Lay

Crystal Clayton
SMU
 
Kellie Davidson
Texas Bank and Trust
 
Lynn Ellis
Community Volunteer
Chair, Leadership Plano


Angela Fisher
Children's Health
 
Mary Lavelle
Marriott Dallas/Plano at Legacy Town Center
 
Leanne Libby
Community Impact Newspaper
 

Kristen Lollar
Whitley Penn

Kaplana Murthy
WSI Digital Marketing
 
Paul Myers
Quilling, Selander, Lownds, Winslett & Moser, P.C. 
 
JB Owen
Toys For Tots
Director, Women's Division
 
Ashley Simpson
Mercedes-Benz of Plano
 
 
ADVISORY DIRECTORS
Sally Bane
Executive Director
Plano Economic Development
 
Sara Bonser
Superintendent
Plano Independent School District
 
Mark Israelson
City Manager
City of Plano
 
Abe Johnson
Vice President/Provost, Plano Campus
Collin College


 
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About the Plano Chamber of Commerce: Established in 1946, the Plano Chamber represents over 1,200 businesses and community organizations in Plano and the surrounding area. Accredited as a 5-Star Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and awarded 2018 Chamber of the Year, the Plano Chamber of Commerce is committed to maximizing business development and economic growth of the community through advocacy, education, innovation, and collaboration.
Contact:
Katie Gimenez, Communications & Marketing Director
katieg@planochamber.org, (972) 424-7547


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