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Leadership Team

We're a team of professionals working with the business professionals of the Lake Norman region, from those in the corporate community to those in the medical community, from those in retail to those in real estate and recreation. You can visit our staff in our offices at 19900 West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius weekdays 8am-5pm or reach any of us by calling (704) 892-1922.

William "Bill" Russell

William E. Russell, CCE, IOM

President & CEO

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
704.892.1922 ext. 205

Leslie Reid

Leslie Reid

Vice President, Investor Relations and Development

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce 

704-892-1922 X204


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Holly Zienka

Finance Director, Bookkeeper

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce 



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Laura Rizzetta

Executive Vice President
Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
704.892.1922  X201

Board of Directors

Douglas Marion

Douglas Marion

2023 Board Chair

Advanced Wealth Strategies


David Keith

2022 Immediate Past Board Chair

Artisan Direct


Jeff Tarte

2024 Board Chair Elect/ Public Policy Chair

Zennergy, LLC

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April Patterson

2023 Finance Chair

ServisFirst Bank


Roger Layman

2023 Board of Directors
Business Growth,  Chair

RL Architecture, PLLC

Brian Sisson

Brian Sisson

2023 Board of Directors / Communications & Marketing, Vice Chair

The Range at Lake Norman

Leah Trowbridge - August 2022

Leah B. Trowbridge

2023 Board of Directors
Community Affairs, Vice Chair

The McIntosh Law Firm, P.C.

Jim Combs

Jim Combs

2023 Board of Directors / Membership Programs & Services, Vice Chair

Raymond James -Williamson Wealth

2022 Board of Directors

John Alexander - STOP Restoration  

David Frescatore -  EnergyUnited

Dheepa Johnston - Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center

Lisa Bass - PPLSI

Rod Beard - Charlotte Payroll

Stephen Melton - Relation Insurance Services 

Karen Bentley - Bentley Consulting Group

Stacie Bright - Northpointe Bank

Karen Tovar - The Tovar Group

Christine Pulley - Duke Energy / McGuire Nuclear Station

Tracey Stehle, GRI, SFR - Allen Tate Realty

Bill Leonard - Atrium Health

Tracy Mattison Brandon - Town of Davidson 

Michael Osborne  Town of Cornelius

Amber Kovacs - Town of Huntersville 

Beth Bledsoe - MSC Industrial Supply

Mariano Doble - Davidson Village Inn

Ex-Officio Members

Sally Ashworth, CDME -  Executive Director, Visit Lake Norman

Brandi Jones - (Lake Norman Education Collaborative) - Angles and Sparrows

Daniel Houston - (Lake Norman Diversity Council) - John Maxwell Team, EVP

Bailey Siegler - (Lake Norman Young Professionals) - Premier Planning Group, Inc.

Ryan McDaniels, Executive Director - Lake Norman Regional Economic Development Corp.